"Piloting conduct at European and local elections — 16 Mar 2004 at 16:02
Viscount Bledisloe voted in the minority (Not-Content).
(1) An election to which this section applies (a pilot election) must be held-
(a) only by postal voting, and (for that purpose)
(b) in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order (a pilot order). (2) These are the elections to which this section applies-
(a) the European Parliamentary general election of 2004 in a pilot region;
(b) a local government election in England and Wales if the poll at such an election is combined with the poll at an election mentioned in paragraph (a). (3) These are the pilot regions-
(a) North East;
(b) East Midlands. (4) Postal voting is voting where no polling station is used and a person entitled to vote in person or by proxy must deliver the ballot paper by post or by such other means as is specified in a pilot order.
(5) A pilot order-
(a) may modify or disapply any provision made by or under a relevant enactment;
(b) may contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary or transitional provision or savings (including provision amending, replacing, suspending or revoking provision made by or under any enactment) as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate;
(c) may make different provision for different purposes."
The Commons agree to this Amendment with the following Amendment-
1A Clause 1, Line 15, at end insert-
"(c) Yorkshire and the Humber;
(d) North West."
rose to move Amendment No. 1B, as an amendment to the Motion that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 1A to Lords Amendment No. 1, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree".
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1B) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 174; Not-Contents, 130.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||98 (+2 tell)||0||47.8%|
|Lab||0||115 (+2 tell)||63.9%|
|Lord Boston of Faversham||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness Greengross||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Laming||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Roll of Ipsden||Crossbench||no|
|Viscount Slim||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Walton of Detchant||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Weatherill||Crossbench (front bench)||no|