Procedure of the House — Motion to Resolve — 24 Apr 2013 at 17:37
Lord Prescott was absent
Moved by The Chairman of Committees
To resolve that this House establish, for the duration of the 2013-14 Session of Parliament, a Backbench Debates Committee;
That the Committee be appointed to schedule debates, to be moved by backbench and Crossbench members, or by Lords Spiritual:
During the time currently set aside for balloted debates;
On at least one day in Grand Committee for every six sitting weeks in the session;
That the Committee schedule a one-hour topical Question for Short Debate each week, from the start of the session until the end of January, to be taken on Thursday between the two time-limited debates;
That the Procedure Committee review and report on the work of the Backbench Debates Committee before the end of the 2013-14 session, with a view to recommending whether or not the Backbench Debates Committee should be established as a sessional select committee.
Division on Motion to resolve.
Contents 209; Not-Contents 243. [See col. 1469 for explanation of mistake in voting figures].
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||156 (+1 tell)||21||81.7%|
|Crossbench||31||28 (+1 tell)||31.4%|
|Lab||4||122 (+1 tell)||56.7%|
|LDem||37 (+1 tell)||28||71.0%|