Planning Bill — Infrastructure Planning Commission is advisory — rejected — 6 Nov 2008 at 13:14

The majority of the Lords voted against changing the purpose of the Infrastructure Planning Commission as outlined in Planning Bill[1] to an advisory role by inserting the highlighted words[2] in the phrase:

  • There is to be a body corporate called the Infrastructure Planning Commission for the purpose of advising the Secretary of State on decisions made under section (Decisions by the Secretary of State on applications for orders granting development consent)

This would have addressed the situation that the proposed Commission is to have the final say on the issues brought before it, without the possible veto by a Minister.

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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
Bishop0 14.0%
Con0 65 (+1 tell)33.0%
Crossbench31 418.3%
Lab121 (+2 tell) 056.9%
LDem0 38 (+1 tell)52.0%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:152 10937.4%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)aye

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