Update: Lords Committee Stage Note: this Bill did not progress and is not a Law.
The European Union (Referendum) Bill received its third reading in the House of Commons on 29 November 2013 and is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 10 January 2014. The Bill is a private member’s bill, introduced into the House of Commons by James Wharton (Conservative MP for Stockton South) and sponsored in the House of Lords by Lord Dobbs.
The Bill makes provision for an in/out referendum on the question of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. It also stipulates that such a referendum must be held before 31 December 2017.
Here is the House of Lords Library Note published ahead of tomorrow’s vote.