Charities Bill [HL] — 12 Oct 2005 at 19:17

moved Amendment No. 32:

Page 9, leave out lines 9 to 17 and insert-

"(5) The Tribunal may award costs only in accordance with subsections (5A) and (5B) below.

(5A) If the Tribunal considers that any party to proceedings before it has acted vexatiously, frivolously or unreasonably, the Tribunal may order that party to pay to any other party to the proceedings the whole or part of the costs incurred by that other party in connection with the proceedings.

(5B) If the Tribunal considers that a decision, direction or order of the Commission which is the subject of proceedings before it was unreasonable, the Tribunal may order the Commission to pay to any other party to the proceedings the whole or part of the costs incurred by that other party in connection with the proceedings."

<[i>Amendment No. 33, as an amendment to Amendment No. 32, not moved.]

On Question, amendment agreed to.

moved Amendment No. 34:

Page 9, line 17, at end insert-

"( ) The Lord Chancellor may, after such consultations as he shall think fit, establish a suitors' fund to widen access to the Tribunal by assisting with payments of applicants' costs and may make rules for the purpose."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 34) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 54; Not-Contents, 102

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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 12 (+1 tell)6.1%
Crossbench2 96.2%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Judge1 010.0%
Lab94 (+2 tell) 045.3%
LDem0 30 (+1 tell)41.9%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:98 5222.4%

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NamePartyVote
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)no

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