Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected — 30 Jan 2008 at 19:15
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. If passed this would have removed energy from the list of the European Union (EU)'s shared policy areas as set out in the Treaty of Lisbon. However, the amendment was defeated.
The amendment can be seen as an attempt to limit Britain's further integration with the European Union.
The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to:
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  Mark Francois MP, House of Commons, 30 January 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||152 (+2 tell)||0||80.3%|
|Lab||292 (+2 tell)||3||0||84.4%|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|