Children and Adoption Bill [HL] — 14 Nov 2005 at 16:15

Report received.

moved Amendment No. 1:

Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause-

"PRESUMPTION IN FAVOUR OF CO-PARENTING

"CO-PARENTING

After section 1(1) of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) (welfare of the child) insert-

"(1A) In respect of subsection (1)(a) the court shall, unless a good reason to the contrary be shown, act on the presumption that a child's welfare is best served through residence with his parents and, if his parents are not living together, through sole residence with one parent or shared residence with both of them and through both of them being as fully and equally involved in his parenting as possible.""

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

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 94; Not-Contents, 190

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What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop2 08.0%
Con0 85 (+2 tell)41.2%
Crossbench22 514.9%
Green1 0100.0%
Judge1 010.0%
Lab124 (+2 tell) 059.7%
LDem37 050.0%
Total:187 9039.4%

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Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Chan Crossbenchaye
Lord Northbourne Crossbenchaye
Lord Quirk Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye

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