Railways Bill — 4 Apr 2005 at 16:28

Report received.

Clause 3 <[i>General duties under s.4 of the 1993 Act]:

moved Amendment No. 1:

Page 5, line 5, at end insert-

"( ) After subsection (7B) insert-

"(7C) The Secretary of State shall have a duty to exercise his functions under this Part and under the Railways Act 2005 that are not safety functions in the manner which he considers best calculated to-

(a) promote the use of the railway network in Great Britain for the carriage of passengers and goods; and

(b) secure the development of that railway network.

(7D) In calculating how best to exercise the functions referred to in subsection (7C), the Secretary of State shall have regard to any strategy made by him under subsection (7E).

(7E) The Secretary of State shall formulate and keep under review such strategies for the railway network in Great Britain as he considers appropriate, including strategies relating to-

(a) the resources available for the operation and expansion of passenger and freight services in England and Wales, including investment plans;

(b) rolling stock;

(c) infrastructure;

(d) passenger franchising policy; and

(e) policies for community railways.

(7F) A draft of the strategies made by the Secretary of State under subsection (7E) shall be laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament every three years.""

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

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 120; Not-Contents, 136.

Debate in Parliament | 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 (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con0 66 (+1 tell)31.8%
Crossbench7 1311.4%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab125 (+2 tell) 363.7%
LDem0 34 (+1 tell)50.7%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:133 11838.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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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Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchno
Lord Berkeley Labaye
Baroness Cohen of PimlicoLab (minister)aye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLabaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchno
Lord Joffe Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Monson Crossbenchno
Lord Ouseley Crossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no

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