Subject to the following, a treaty1 is not to be ratified unless:
(1) a Minister of the Crown has laid before Parliament a copy of the treaty2;
(2) the treaty has been published in a way that a Minister of the Crown thinks appropriate; and
(3) period A3 has expired without either House having resolved, within period A, that the treaty should not be ratified4.
The treaty may be ratified if:
(a) a Minister of the Crown has laid before Parliament a statement indicating that the Minister is of the opinion that the treaty should nevertheless be ratified and explaining
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