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EUROPEAN REFORM TREATY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2143: tabled on 17 October 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that the impartial European Scrutiny Committee concluded that the Reform Treaty is substantially equivalent to the original Constitutional Treaty; that the Government Manifesto promised a Referendum on the original treaty; that the Conservative Party voted against it in principle on the Second Reading of the Bill implementing that Treaty; that the Prime Minister said that he will reject the Reform Treaty if the Government's Red Lines are not guaranteed on 18th October, but (following the European Scrutiny Committee examination of the Foreign Secretary on 16th October) that these Red Lines do not satisfy UK vital national interests and that the European Court of Justice will determine these matters, not this House; that, contrary to the statements of the Foreign Secretary, parliamentary democracy is enhanced when this House, as the Labour Government in 1975, hands back a Referendum by Act of Parliament to the voters who elect Members of this House; that 27 million voters have been denied a Referendum on any European Question since 1975; that over 70 per cent. of the voters want a Referendum but that the reasons have to be fully explained; that the Reform Treaty is a consolidation of the existing treaties into a merger of the European Community into a European Union involving substantial, fundamental, constitutional and structural change by the Government's own criteria for a Referendum; and insists that the Prime Minister rejects the Reform Treaty on 18th October and holds a Referendum before or after ratification.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Southend West
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
South Norfolk
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2007
Banbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Altrincham and Sale West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2007
East Londonderry
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Harwich
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Hertsmere
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Shipley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Mid Bedfordshire
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Chingford and Woodford Green
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Ludlow
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2007
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Cities of London and Westminster
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
South West Norfolk
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Hammersmith and Fulham
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Gravesham
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
North Essex
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
East Yorkshire
Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Bridgwater
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
The Wrekin
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Aldridge-Brownhills
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Castle Point
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Tapsell, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Louth and Horncastle
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Broxbourne
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2007
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.