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

Lord Brookman voted with the majority (Not-Content).

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 11.5%
DUP3 0100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab119 (+2 tell) 055.3%
LDem0 51 (+2 tell)69.7%
Other1 016.7%
UUP1 2100.0%
Crossbench45 1330.7%
Total:173 6834.2%

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

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NamePartyVote
The Earl of OnslowConaye
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPno

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