Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected — 25 Feb 2008 at 19:23

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] disapproving of "the Government's policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of international development..."

In the debate Tony Baldry MP argues that:[2]

  • '...with the treaty, international development will be subsumed under, and answerable to, the external action policy. In other words, foreign policy will come first, and international development will come second. References to the most disadvantaged—that is, the pro-poor policy—will be removed by the treaty, and many of us are worried that this will result in a foreign policy that is much more geared towards middle-income countries...'

However, Douglas Alexander MP reckoned that:[3]

  • 'The Lisbon treaty will strengthen the European Union's development assistance by ensuring that development aid is used to reduce poverty, humanitarian aid is allocated on the basis of need and non-aid policies take account of development objectives.'

The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[4]:


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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 151 (+2 tell)079.3%
DUP0 1011.1%
Independent1 1040.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab287 (+2 tell) 0082.1%
LDem46 0073.0%
PC2 0066.7%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:341 153078.8%

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