Coroners and Justice Bill — Remove powers of Lord Chancellor to Suspend a Coroner's Inquest — rejected — 11 Nov 2009 at 17:31

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the Coroners and Justice Bill. This amendment would have removed the powers given to the Lord Chancellor (a government minister), under this Bill, to suspend a coroner's inquest. However, it was defeated.

The main provisions of the Coroners and Justice Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow secret inquests although the Lord Chief Justice can veto requests for private inquests and decide who the judge is
  • Prevent criminals from profiting from publications about their crimes
  • Allow courts to grant anonymity to vulnerable or intimidated witnesses as long as this still ensured a fair trial

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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 08.3%
Con2 11.6%
Crossbench44 1330.8%
DUP3 0100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab118 (+2 tell) 055.8%
LDem0 51 (+2 tell)71.6%
Other1 09.1%
UUP0 133.3%
Total:170 6734.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Dear Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord May of OxfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of OnslowCon (front bench)aye
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchaye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of StairCrossbenchaye
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)aye

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