Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Motion to refer to the Examiners — 15 Nov 2010 at 16:37

Lord Harries of Pentregarth voted to require the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill be assessed by professional staff to determine if it ought be treated as a Government (public) bill or as a "hybrid" bill as it progresses through Parliament

The House of Lords voted against requiring that the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill be assessed by professional staff to determine if it ought be treated as a Government (public) bill or as a "hybrid" bill as it progresses through Parliament.

The majority of Lords voted against a motion moved By Lord Falconer of Thoroton:

  • To move that the Bill be referred to the Examiners.

The Examiners, are the Clerks of Private Bills in both Houses.

A hybrid Bill is a public bill which affects specific entities in a special way. The argument was that as the constituencies of Shetland and Orkney and the Western Isles were to be exempted from provisions of the Bill designed to ensure an equalisation of the number of electors per constituency the Bill came into this category.

Had the Bill been determined to be a hybrid bill, then other representations from constituencies not given the special treatment could have been heard.

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
Bishop0 28.3%
Con124 (+1 tell) 063.5%
Crossbench38 2634.6%
DUP0 250.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab0 170 (+2 tell)72.9%
LDem58 (+1 tell) 173.2%
Non-affiliated1 05.9%
Other0 111.1%
UUP0 133.3%
Total:221 20456.6%

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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Baroness Afshar Crossbenchaye
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchaye
Lord Boyce Crossbenchaye
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Lord Cobbold Crossbenchaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchaye
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Haskins Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchaye
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Loan Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchaye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchaye
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchaye
Viscount Waverley Crossbenchaye
Lord Wedderburn of CharltonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Falkland LDemaye

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