Maastricht Treaty Social Issues

Members of the British House of Commons debated the social chapter of the Maastricht treaty, the treaty concerning the European Union. Opponents of… read more

Members of the British House of Commons debated the social chapter of the Maastricht treaty, the treaty concerning the European Union. Opponents of Britain’s ratification of the treaty fear a loss of sovereignty for the United Kingdom, while supporters of the treaty claim it will bring about increased commerce between European countries and improve Europe’s trading leverage abroad. First, a Conservative amendment was defeated by a tie-breaking vote by Speaker Boothroyd. Then the Conservative government of Prime Minister John Major suffered a defeat on the main vote on the treaty. The prime minister announced a vote of confidence for his administration to take place the following day. The Conservative government won the vote of confidence. close

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  • Betty Boothroyd Speaker, House of Commons United Kingdom->House of Commons
  • Michael Cartiss Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • Jack Cunningham Member United Kingdom (Labour)
  • David Hunt Secretary of State United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • John Major Prime Minister United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • Graham Riddick Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Conservative Party
  • John Smith Leader, House of Commons United Kingdom->Labour Party
  • Nigel Spearing Member, House of Commons United Kingdom->Labour Party
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Maastricht Treaty Social Issues

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Program ID:
46141-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 1993 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 26, 1993 | 2:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jul 23, 1993 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 1993 | 2:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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