Police (Northern Ireland) Bill — 15 Nov 2000 at 16:50

Viscount Cranborne voted in the minority (Content).

Clause 44 [Recruitment arrangements: trainees and support staff]:

moved Amendment No. 8:

Page 21, line 30, leave out from ("for") to end of line 43 and insert ("measures to be taken to ensure that the composition of the police service is representative of the population of Northern Ireland.

(5A) For the purposes of subsection (5) targets shall be set and schemes shall be put in place with the aim of encouraging applications from persons who are under-represented in the police service.

(5B) Before devising any schemes under subsection (5A) the Chief Constable shall consult--

(a) the Board;

(b) the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland; and

(c) the Police Association.

(5C) The Chief Constable shall report annually to the Secretary of State on the progress being made in the fulfilment of the aim of subsection (5A).").

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 8) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 175; Not-Contents, 185.

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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
Bishop4 119.2%
Con0 142 (+1 tell)63.6%
Crossbench7 2419.4%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab133 (+2 tell) 170.1%
LDem38 061.3%
Other1 215.8%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:183 17252.0%

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

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NamePartyVote
The Bishop of GuildfordBishopaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Birt Crossbenchno
Lord Elis-Thomas Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hylton Crossbenchno
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Weatherill Crossbenchno
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye

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