European Union Referendum Act 2015

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European Union Referendum Act 2015

The European Union Referendum Act 2015 (c 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made legal provision for a consultative referendum to be held in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, on whether it should remain a member state of the European Union or leave it.[1][2] The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons by Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary on 28 May 2015.[3] Two weeks later, the second reading of the Bill was supported by MPs from all parties except the SNP;[4] the Bill subsequently passed on its third reading in the Commons on 7 September 2015.[5] It was approved by the House of Lords on 14 December 2015,[6] and given Royal Assent on 17 December 2015. The Act came partly into force on the same day and came into full legal force on 1 February 2016.

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