European Union Bill — Expiry of Provisions Requiring Referendum Before Tranfering UK Powers to the EU — 15 Jun 2011 at 19:31

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted for the provisions requiring a referendum prior to transferring further powers from the UK to the EU to expire at the end of each Parliament. Those members voting "content" were voting to weaken the safeguard provided by the referendum provision.

The House of Lords was considering the European Union Bill[1]. The amendment which was accepted by the majority of Lords in this vote was:

Amendment 35: After Clause 21, insert the following new Clause-

  • "Duration of Part 1 and Schedule 1 (No. 2)
  • (1) Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall expire on the day on which the Parliament in which this Act is passed dissolves.
  • (2) In subsequent Parliaments, the Secretary of State may by order provide that Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall be deemed to have been revived from the beginning of the Parliament in which the order is made.
  • (3) An order under subsection (2) shall provide that Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall expire on the day on which the Parliament in which the order is made dissolves.
  • (4) An order under subsection (2)-
  • (a) must be made by statutory instrument, and
  • (b) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament."

This new clause would have made the provisions relating to referenda on decisions to transfer powers from the UK to the EU expire at the end of each Parliament.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 18.3%
Con4 134 (+1 tell)62.6%
Crossbench25 (+1 tell) 1220.0%
DUP1 025.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab150 (+1 tell) 161.0%
LDem19 47 (+1 tell)69.1%
PC1 0100.0%
UKIP0 2100.0%
UUP0 250.0%
Total:201 20051.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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 Avebury LDemaye
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConaye
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbenchno
Lord Cotter LDemaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Deben Conaye
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Freyberg Crossbenchno
Lord Gilbert Labno
The Earl of GlasgowLDemaye
Lord Goodhart LDemaye
Lord Greaves LDemaye
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Heseltine Conaye
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Laird UUPaye
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)aye
The Earl of ListowelCrossbenchno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemaye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemaye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemaye
Lord Strasburger LDemaye
Lord Taverne LDemaye
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Tonge LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Tordoff LDemaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye

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