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European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Act 2012

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Lord Howell of Guildford
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Mr William Hague
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Bill 57 2012-13 (as introduced) | PDF version, 78KB 05.07.2012

Latest news on the European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Act 2012

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 31 October.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Act 2012

The Bill enables the UK to ratify an amendment to Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The amendment will give legal basis to the creation of a permanent European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which will provide financial assistance to eurozone States, up to a limit of €500bn, in order to safeguard the economic stability of the eurozone.

The ESM is established in a separate treaty between the 17 Member States in the eurozone.

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