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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Europe heads for the Lords

There will be quite a European flavour in Westminster today. The House of Commons will take the remaining stages of the European Union (Amendment) Bill - after which the bill will move to the House of Lords. Unlike the Commons, there are no powers which the Government has to limit debate. A small number of Peers, if they were so minded, could bring business to a standstill.

Already their Lordships have Europe on their mind. Lord Lyell has a question on the Government's definition of a Constitutional treaty, while Lord Eden of Winston will ask a question about changing Parliamentary scrutiny of European Union legislation.

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