Constitutional Reform Bill [HL] — 7 Dec 2004 at 16:30
moved Amendment No. 4:
Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause-
"LORD CHANCELLOR: FURTHER QUALIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT
(1) A person is not qualified to be appointed Lord Chancellor unless he has at any time-
(a) held high judicial office for a period of at least 2 years; or
(b) practised as a qualifying practitioner (as defined in section 16) for at least 12 years.
(2) For the avoidance of doubt, a person serving as a law officer of the Crown is practising as a qualified practitioner."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 215; Not-Contents, 175.
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 (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||151 (+2 tell)||0||73.9%|
|Lab||0||131 (+2 tell)||65.8%|
|Baroness Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Sutherland of Houndwood||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Tenby||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Weatherill||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Falkland||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Falkner of Margravine||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Linklater of Butterstone||LDem||aye|
|Lord Livsey of Talgarth||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Phillips of Sudbury||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Thomas of Walliswood||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Walmsley||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Williams of Crosby||LDem (front bench)||aye|