The Queen's Speech: Passage of European law eased

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Passage of European law eased

A European Communities (Amendment) Bill will enable new legislation from the Inter-governmental Conference to be passed through the British Parliament. EU members have to pass laws from the IGC through their legislatures. Some Tories have called for a referendum on the amendments, but with Tony Blair's huge majority there is unlikely to be the trouble John Major had in 1992 getting the Maastricht treaty through Parliament. Sam Coates

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