Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary approval required before the UK can take on more obligations from the European Union — rejected — 9 Jun 2008 at 16:58
The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This would have required parliamentary approval to be given before the UK could take on more obligations from the European Union (EU).
- 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
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||1||166 (+2 tell)||82.8%|
|Lab||141 (+2 tell)||1||65.5%|
|Lord Bowness||Con (front bench)||no|
|The Earl of Erroll||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Neill of Bladen||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Palmer||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lady Saltoun of Abernethy||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Sutherland of Houndwood||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Brooks of Tremorfa||Lab||aye|