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

Baroness Anelay of St Johns voted in the minority (Teller for the Contents).

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 125 (+2 tell)62.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab117 (+2 tell) 054.8%
LDem54 170.5%
Other0 114.3%
UKIP0 2100.0%
UUP1 033.3%
Crossbench18 1517.5%
Total:192 14546.9%

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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

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NamePartyVote
Lord Burnett LDem (front bench)aye

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