Cannabis — reclassification from class C back to class B — 25 Nov 2008 at 19:24
Lord Powell of Bayswater was absent
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:
- 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
This order reversed the 2003 reclassification of the drug from class B to class C, where there was also a debate and a vote.
-  Barones Meacher, House of Lords, 25 November 2008.
-  Cannabis - reclassification from class C back to class B, House of Commons, 12 November 2008
-  Cannabis - reclassification from class B to class C, House of Lords Division, 12 November 2003
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Crossbench||10||13 (+2 tell)||13.1%|
|Lab||76 (+2 tell)||7||39.4%|
|Lord Inglewood||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Lawson of Blaby||Con (front bench)||aye|
|The Earl of Liverpool||Con||aye|
|The Earl of Onslow||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Armstrong of Ilminster||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Colville of Culross||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Rowe-Beddoe||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Slynn of Hadley||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Walpole||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Williamson of Horton||Crossbench||no|
|Lord King of West Bromwich||Lab||aye|
|Lord Maxton||Lab (minister)||aye|