European Union Bill — Inconsequential wording change : supporting to permitting — 8 Jun 2011 at 18:25

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The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to make an inconsequential change to the wording of the European Union Bill[1].

The majority of Contents agreed to make the following amendment to Clause 1 of the European Union Bill[2]:

‘leave out out "supporting" and insert "permitting"’ from this text:

'A reference to a Minister of the Crown voting in favour of or otherwise supporting a decision is a reference to a Minister of the Crown voting in favour of or otherwise supporting the decision in the European Council or the Council.'

Clause 1 offers explanatory notes that aid the understanding and intended meaning of terms used in Part 1 of the bill.

The debate reveals the amendment was proposed "in a purely formal way", in an effort to seek reassurances, so apparently was not intended to be, and doesn't appear to be, substantive.

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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con5 143 (+1 tell)65.6%
Crossbench49 (+1 tell) 729.7%
DUP1 025.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab155 (+1 tell) 061.7%
LDem7 59 (+1 tell)67.7%
Other1 025.0%
UKIP0 2100.0%
UUP1 275.0%
Total:219 21455.6%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

Deben Conaye
Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Howe of AberavonConaye
Swinfen Conaye
Tugendhat Conaye
Bew Crossbenchno
Brookeborough Crossbenchno
Chorley Crossbenchno
Dannatt Crossbenchno
Eames Crossbenchno
Greenway Crossbenchno
Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Carlile of BerriewLDemaye
Dykes LDemaye
Falkland LDemaye
Goodhart LDemaye
Maclennan of RogartLDemaye
Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemaye
Taverne LDemaye
Rogan UUPaye

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