Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 14 — Lord Chancellor's Oath — 1 Mar 2005 at 16:00

I beg to move amendment No. 355, in page 6, line 9, leave out from 'that' to end of line 14 and insert

'I will well and truly serve our Sovereign . . . . . . . . . .in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and that I will faithfully and at all times uphold the continued independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, in accordance with the laws and usages of this Realm.".'.

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

Those voting Aye in this division agreed to change the new oath of Lord Chancellor to the above from the otherwise proposed oath shown below.

"I . . . do swear that in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain I will respect the rule of law, defend the independence of the judiciary and discharge my duty to ensure the provision of resources for the efficient and effective support of the courts for which I am responsible . . . So help me God."

The Committee divided: Ayes 167, Noes 272.

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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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 123 (+2 tell)077.6%
DUP0 3042.9%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab272 (+2 tell) 0067.2%
LDem0 29052.7%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 4080.0%
Total:272 167068.4%

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