House of Lords Bill — Second Reading — 2 Feb 1999
Alistair Darling MP, Edinburgh Central voted with the majority (Aye).
The majority Aye voters agreed to give the House of Lords Bill its Second Reading. A Second Reading allows a Bill to move onto the Committee Stage.
The main intention of the House of Lords Bill was to abolish the hereditary peers who sit within the Lords.
Eventually this Bill became law on 11th November 1999. However, a compromise was agreed between Tony Blair and the Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, Viscount Cranborne, where 92 hereditary peers could still remain in the Lords.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||132 (+2 tell)||0||82.7%|
|Lab||339 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.8%|