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EU COMPETENCE IN CRIMINAL LAW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 932A1: tabled on 28 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Gauke on 21 February 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add `; and notes that the Prime Minister, responding to oral questions in the House, has on two occasions failed to acknowledge the powers the EU has already acquired over the criminal law.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the proposals of the European Commission of 8th February 2007 whereby criminal offences and sanctions in relation to certain environmental matters will be determined at a European Union level by qualified majority voting; further notes the proposal by the German Presidency of the European Union for a framework decision whereby genocide denial anywhere within the European Union will be punishable as a criminal offence; and asserts, notwithstanding the merits or otherwise of the specific proposals referred to above, that the definition of, and sanctions applicable to, criminal offences committed in the UK should remain solely within the jurisdiction of this House and the UK courts.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.