House of Lords Bill — Third Reading — 16 Mar 1999
Iain Duncan Smith MP, Chingford and Woodford Green voted in the minority (No).
The main purpose of the Bill is to abolish the hereditary peers who sit in the House of Lords.
Eventually this Bill became law on 11th November 1999. However, a compromise was agreed between Tony Blair and the Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, Viscount Cranborne, where 92 hereditary peers could still remain in the Lords.
-  Margaret Beckett MP, 16 March 1999, House of Commons
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||127 (+2 tell)||0||79.6%|
|Lab||319 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.0%|