Inquiries Bill [HL] — 28 Feb 2005 at 15:37

Read a third time.

moved Amendment No. 1:

After Clause 6, insert the following new clause-

"INQUIRIES WHERE MINISTERIAL MISCONDUCT IN ISSUE

(1) This section applies where-

(a) a Minister proposes to cause an inquiry to be held, and

(b) it appears from the proposed terms of reference that the events in question relate wholly or primarily to alleged ministerial misconduct.

(2) The Minster may, if he sees fit, move a motion before the relevant Parliament or Assembly for a resolution approving-

(a) his proposal to cause the inquiry to be held, and

(b) his proposals as to the inquiry's terms of reference and the identity of the chairman;

but an inquiry is not invalidated by the absence of such a resolution.

(3) Section 6(1) does not apply in any case in which the Minister has moved a motion in pursuance of this section.

(4) In this section "ministerial misconduct" means misconduct by-

(a) the holder of a Ministerial office specified in Schedule 1 to the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (c. 27),

(b) a member of the Scottish Executive,

(c) the Assembly First Secretary elected by the National Assembly for Wales, or any Assembly Secretary appointed by him, or

(d) the First Minister, deputy First Minister or any other Northern Ireland Minister."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 137; Not-Contents, 130.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con80 (+1 tell) 039.1%
Crossbench16 1819.4%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab0 110 (+2 tell)55.2%
LDem36 (+1 tell) 053.6%
Total:135 12839.2%

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Lord Ackner Crossbenchaye
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Baroness Cox Crossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Donaldson of LymingtonCrossbenchaye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchaye
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Molyneaux of KilleadCrossbenchaye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Slim Crossbenchaye
Lord Weatherill Crossbench (front bench)aye

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