Mersey Tunnels Bill — 9 Feb 2004 at 21:45
rose to move, That it be an instruction to the Select Committee to whom the Bill is committed that they should consider-
(a) whether the power of the Secretary of State to increase all or any of the tolls by order is justified; and
(b) whether the provisions of the Bill provide an adequate mechanism for taking into account the views of the five district councils on Merseyside (the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and St Helens) in respect of:
(i) increases in tolls;
(ii) the use of surplus tunnel toll income to improve public transport services on Merseyside; and
(iii) the desirability of repaying the existing debt on the tunnels before applying surplus toll income to other projects.
On Question, Whether the said Motion shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 26; Not-Contents, 27.
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||0||21 (+2 tell)||10.9%|
|Lab||15 (+1 tell)||2||9.8%|
|LDem||9 (+1 tell)||0||15.6%|
|Lord Harrison||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lord Jones||Lab (minister)||aye|