European Union Bill — Suspension of Requirement for Referendum on Certain EU Decisions — 13 Jul 2011 at 20:21
Lord Prescott was absent
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to strengthen the requirement for a referendum on decisions which increase the powers and competencies of the EU, other than amendments to the core treaties of the EU.
Members of the House of Lords were considering the European Union Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was Motion D1 which stated:
- As an amendment to Motion D, at end insert "but do propose Amendment 15B in lieu"
Amendment 15B stated:
- After Clause 21, insert the following new Clause-
- Suspension of section 6 and Schedule 1
- In Parliaments subsequent to the Parliament in which this Act is passed the Secretary of State may by order approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament provide that any provision of section 6 or Schedule 1 shall be suspended for the duration of that Parliament or for any lesser period."
The effect of the rejected amendment would have been to allow the requirement for a referendum on decisions which increase the powers and competencies of the EU, other than amendments to the core treaties of the EU, to be suspended.
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|
|Con||138 (+1 tell)||1||63.1%|
|Lab||0||112 (+2 tell)||46.7%|
|LDem||54 (+1 tell)||10||68.4%|
|Lord Cameron of Dillington||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Craigavon||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Dear||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Pannick||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Powell of Bayswater||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Scott of Foscote||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Sutherland of Houndwood||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Walpole||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Dykes||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Lester of Herne Hill||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Maclennan of Rogart||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay||LDem||aye|
|Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Tonge||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Williams of Crosby||LDem||aye|