75. Treaties to be laid before Parliament before ratification.

Subject to the following, a treaty1 is not to be ratified unless:

  1.  

    (1)     a Minister of the Crown has laid before Parliament a copy of the treaty2;

  2.  

    (2)     the treaty has been published in a way that a Minister of the Crown thinks appropriate; and

  3.  

    (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:

  1.  

    (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