Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill — Regional Development Authorities — power to delegate — 1 Apr 2009 at 21:52

The majority of Lords voted against inserting a new clause[1] into the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill which would have actually resulted in a new clause in the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998[2] which said:

  • Delegation of functions by regional development agencies
  • Subject to the provisions of this section, a regional development agency shall have power to arrange for the discharge of any of their functions by a local authority within their area, or jointly by a group of local authorities within that area.

Following a short debate, the proposer of this motion (Lord Hanningfield) begged leave to withdraw this amendment. Unusually there was an objection to this, and the matter was pressed to a vote.[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 94.6%
Crossbench2 32.6%
Lab62 (+2 tell) 029.6%
LDem0 19 (+2 tell)28.4%
Total:64 3114.6%

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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Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Lord Joffe Crossbenchno
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)no

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