Cannabis — reclassification from class C back to class B — 25 Nov 2008 at 19:24

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The majority of the House of Lords voted in favour of the reclassification of cannabis from a class C to a class B drug, as written in The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008.

They did this by voting against the motion:[1]

  • This House calls on Her Majesty's Government to follow the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that cannabis should remain a class C drug and to delay implementing the order pending a further review by the advisory council

Unlike in the House of Commons (which was lucky to hold a vote),[2] the House of Lords held an extensive debate.

This order reversed the 2003 reclassification of the drug from class B to class C, where there was also a debate and a vote.[3]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 07.7%
Con20 612.7%
Crossbench12 13 (+2 tell)14.1%
DUP3 0100.0%
Lab76 (+2 tell) 739.2%
LDem0 3647.4%
UUP1 033.3%
Total:114 6225.0%

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

Inglewood Conaye
Lawson of BlabyConaye
The of LiverpoolConaye
Lyell Conaye
Mancroft Conaye
The of OnslowConaye
Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchno
Bew Crossbenchno
Colville of CulrossCrossbenchno
Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Hastings of ScarisbrickCrossbenchno
Masham of IltonCrossbenchno
Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)no
Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchno
Rowe-Beddoe Crossbenchno
Slynn of HadleyCrossbenchno
Walpole Crossbenchno
Williamson of HortonCrossbenchno
Alli Labaye
Gilbert Labaye
Haworth Labaye
King of West BromwichLabaye
Lipsey Labaye
Maxton Labaye
Rea Labaye

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