Coroners and Justice Bill — Remove powers of Lord Chancellor to Suspend a Coroner's Inquest — rejected — 11 Nov 2009 at 17:31
Lord Mawson was absent
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment 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:
- 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
-  Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, 11 November 2009, House of Lords
-  Wikipedia entry, Retrieved on 2010-02-07
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|
|Lab||119 (+2 tell)||0||55.3%|
|LDem||0||51 (+2 tell)||69.7%|
|The Earl of Onslow||Con||aye|
|Lord Maginnis of Drumglass||UUP||no|