Lisbon Treaty — Parliament must approve the government's policy towards the Common Agricultural Policy — rejected — 4 Jun 2008 at 18:13

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have prevented the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Common Fisheries Policy unless the Secretary of State committed himself to a comprehensive reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.

In speaking to the amendment Lord Taylor of Holbeach explains that:[2]

  • 'we know that Europe's common agricultural policy is too inflexible and too hidebound by national self-interest to change fast enough. It is not unreasonable to ask what the Government are doing to force the pace of change. I remind noble Lords that the Government gave up our rebate on the promised reform of the common agricultural policy.'

However, Lord Bach explained how the government was trying to push CAP reform and, therefore, felt the amendment was unnecessary[3].

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[4]:

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Party Summary

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop2 08.0%
Con0 124 (+2 tell)62.4%
Crossbench17 1416.5%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab116 (+2 tell) 054.1%
LDem54 171.4%
UKIP0 2100.0%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:190 14247.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchaye
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Inge Crossbenchaye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchaye
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchaye
Lord Nickson Crossbenchaye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Slim Crossbenchaye
Lord Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchaye
Lord Burnett LDem (front bench)aye

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