Digital Economy Bill — New functions of Channel 4 — requires special annual report — 3 Feb 2010 at 18:41

The majority of Lords voted against reducing the reporting mechanism imposed on Channel 4 over its new functions.

The new functions were to:[1]

  • make a broad range of high quality media content that appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society, including films intended to be shown in the cinema
  • distribute the media content through a range of different types of electronic communications networks
  • promote measures intended to secure that people are well-informed and motivated to participate in society in a variety of ways
  • support the development of people with creative talent at the beginning of their careers or involved in the making of innovative content

The following clause required them to produce an annual statement monitoring its performance against these new functions[2]

The change, which was voted on and rejected, was to minimize this reporting mechanism by requiring them to simply publish it in its annual report.[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
Bishop2 07.7%
Con0 51 (+2 tell)27.5%
Crossbench16 1014.0%
Lab82 (+2 tell) 038.9%
LDem35 046.7%
Total:135 6128.7%

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 Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Greenway Crossbenchaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lord Mawson Crossbenchaye
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel Crossbenchaye
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)aye

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