Mr John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I am grateful for the Home Secretary’s statement and I fully support opting out of the whole lot (of powers). Will she make sure that, were we to want to co-operate with our partners in certain areas in future, that will not be done by a route that prevents us from changing our minds or prevents Parliament from being sovereign?
The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mrs Theresa May): As my right hon. Friend knows, this Government have done more than any other to address the issue of the balance of our relationship with the European Union. It is right that we should have the opportunity to opt out from these measures and that we should look seriously at measures that we might wish to opt into. Obviously, that will take time and involve a considerable amount of discussion and negotiation with the European Commission and other member states.