European Union Bill — Requirement of Referendum Prior to the UK Adopting the Euro — 13 Jun 2011 at 19:15

Lord Mawson voted against requiring a referendum prior to the UK adopting the Euro as its currency.

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against requiring a referendum, and an Act of Parliament, prior to the UK adopting the single European currency, the Euro.

The House of Lords was considering the European Union Bill[1]. The amendment rejected by the majority of members of the House of Lords in this vote was:

  • Amendment 22: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause-
  • "Decision to join the euro
  • (1) No notification shall be given to the Council of the European Communities that the United Kingdom intends to move to the third stage of economic and monetary union (in accordance with the Protocol on certain provisions relating to the United Kingdom adopted at Maastricht on 7th February 1992) unless-
  • (a) the notification is approved by Act of Parliament, and
  • (b) the referendum condition is met.
  • (2) The referendum condition is that set out in section 3(2), with references to a decision being read for the purposes of subsection (1) as references to a notification."

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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
Con118 (+1 tell) 455.4%
Crossbench6 2717.6%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab0 142 (+2 tell)58.8%
LDem58 (+1 tell) 668.4%
Other0 111.1%
UUP1 025.0%
Total:184 18048.2%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConaye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Garel-Jones Conaye
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchno
Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchno
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Taverne LDemaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye
Lord Laird UUPaye

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