Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected — 29 Jan 2008 at 22:15
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. If passed the amendment would have excluded the UK from any measures laid down by the European Union (EU) on criminal justice matters. However, it was defeated.
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  Mark Francois MP, House of Commons, 29 January 2008
-  Article 2, Paragraph 67 of the Lisbon Treaty
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||159 (+2 tell)||0||83.4%|
|Lab||296 (+2 tell)||2||0||85.2%|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow South West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||aye|