Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Establish Committee on Parliamentary Constituency Reforms — 8 Feb 2011 at 17:52
The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against establishing a committee to make recommendations on parliamentary constituency reforms.
The House of Lords was considering the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was Amendment 16HA which would have introduced a new clause titled: "Committee of Inquiry on Parliamentary constituencies".
This would have created a committee of members of the House of Commons, House of Lords, and others, chaired by a High Court judge to consider the rules for conducting Parliamentary boundary reviews, how to address the problem of unequal constituency sizes, and to consider the number of MPs.
The proposal also required the Secretary of State to bring the recommendations of the committee before Parliament.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill
-  Official Record, House of Lords, 8 February 2011
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||164 (+1 tell)||0||74.3%|
|Lab||0||177 (+2 tell)||73.7%|
|LDem||74 (+1 tell)||0||78.1%|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Haskins||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Martin of Springburn||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Rees of Ludlow||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||aye|
|The Earl of Sandwich||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|The Earl of Stair||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Wedderburn of Charlton||Crossbench||aye|