Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Commons Rejects Tory EU Referendum Amendment

The House of Commons rejects a Tory amendment expressing "regret" at the lack of an EU referendum Bill in the Queen's Speech.

More than 100 MPs expressed their regret tonight at the Government's decision not to include an EU referendum Bill in its new legislative programme.

The 130 MPs backed an amendment to the Queen's Speech, tabled by Tory Eurosceptics John Baron and Peter Bone, in a House of Commons vote.

Mr Baron's amendment was signed by 92 MPs, mostly Conservative Eurosceptics. But, despite the support, it was defeated by 277 votes to 130, majority 147.