Lisbon Treaty — Act of parliament needed for the government to accept future changes to the Lisbon Treaty — 4 Jun 2008 at 22:40

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. The amendment would have required an Act of Parliament to be made where the European Union (EU) wanted to move certain policy areas from being decided by unanimity to qualified majority voting (known as the passerelle clauses).

Lord Howell of Guildford moved this amendment because as the Bill stood the government could call a vote on this issue with little to no parliamentary debate[2].

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[3]:


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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 13 (+2 tell)7.4%
Crossbench2 11.6%
Lab15 (+2 tell) 07.7%
LDem13 016.7%
Total:30 146.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Lord Monson Crossbenchaye

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