Defamation Bill — Commons Reasons — 23 Apr 2013 at 17:00

Lords Amendment 1: After Clause 1 insert the following new Clause-

"Arbitration Service for defamation and related civil claims against members of Independent Regulatory Board

(1) The Lord Chief Justice shall establish a Defamation Recognition Commission.

(2) Schedule (Recognition Commission) makes provision relating to the Defamation Recognition Commission.

(3) The Defamation Recognition Commission shall certify bodies as Independent Regulatory Boards in accordance with the criteria in Schedule (Recognition Commission).

(4) An Independent Regulatory Board shall provide a recognised arbitration service as set out in Schedule (Specialist Arbitration Service).

(5) A court shall take into account when awarding costs and damages whether either party, claimant or defendant in a dispute has chosen not to use the recognised arbitration service of an Independent Regulatory Board.

(6) A court shall award costs under subsection (5) on an indemnity basis unless the interests of justice require otherwise.

(7) A court may order a successful party to pay all the costs of proceedings if such party has unreasonably refused to use an available recognised arbitration service.

(8) A court awarding in its judgment exemplary damages where a defendant is guilty of a flagrant breach of a defendant's rights can also take into account whether-

(a) a claimant refused to use a recognised arbitration service;

(b) a defendant refused to use or join a recognised arbitration service."

Commons disagreement and reason

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 1, 15 and 16 for the Reason set out at 16A.

15: After Clause 17 insert the following new Schedule-

"Schedule

Recognition Commission

1 This Schedule provides the method by which the Recognition Commission may be constituted for the purposes of this Act.

2 Appointments to membership of the Recognition Commission will be made by the Lord Chief Justice.

3 An individual may be appointed only if he or she has consented to act and is-

(a) a present or former Civil Service Commissioner;

(b) a present or former holder of high judicial office (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005); or

(c) a person who in the opinion of the Lord Chief Justice is suitable for appointment having regard to their reputation and experience and is independent of all political parties and all media organisations.

4 The Recognition Commission must consider whether an Independent Regulatory Board body has-

(a) sufficient guarantees of independence, including suitable independent, fair and transparent procedures for appointments and funding,

(b) suitable functions, powers, personnel and resources to ensure that it can fulfil its principal objectives effectively,

(c) an appropriate standards code,

(d) an arbitration service able to deal with defamation and related civil claims, effective processes for upholding standards,

(e) an efficient procedure for handling complaints, and

(f) is open to all news publishers.

5 The Recognition Commission must review a recognised regulator at least once during the period of two years beginning with the date of certification, and at intervals of not more than three years after that.

6 If having reviewed a body the Recognition Commission is no longer satisfied that it complies with paragraph 4, the Recognition Commission must consult the body and give directions designed to ensure that the body complies with paragraph 4 within a reasonable time.

7 If the body fails to comply with directions given under paragraph 6 the Recognition Commission must revoke the body's certification.

8 The Recognition Commission shall not be involved in the regulation of any subscriber to an Independent Regulatory Board."

Commons disagreement and reason

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 1, 15 and 16 for the Reason set out at 16A.

16: Insert the following new Schedule-

"Schedule

Specialist Arbitration Service

1 An Independent Regulatory Board must provide an Arbitration Service in relation to defamation and related civil legal claims drawing on independent legal experts on a cost-only basis to the subscribing member.

2 The arbitration rules must provide for a fair, quick and inexpensive process, which is inquisitorial and free for complainants to use (save for a power to make an adverse order for the costs of the arbitrator if proceedings are frivolous or vexatious).

3 The arbitrator shall have the powers set out in section 48(3) to (5) of the Arbitration Act 1996.

4 The arbitrator must be able to hold hearings where necessary or dispense with them where not necessary.

5 The process must include provision for frivolous or vexatious claims to be struck out at an early stage."

Commons disagreement and reason

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 1, 15 and 16 for the following Reason-

16A: Because the draft Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press and provisions in the Crime and Courts Bill and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will be sufficient to implement the recommendations in Lord Justice Leveson's report.

Motion A

Moved by Lord McNally:

That this House do not insist on its Amendments 1, 15 and 16, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 16A.

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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
Con155 (+1 tell) 071.6%
Crossbench38 2432.5%
DUP1 025.0%
Judge1 114.3%
Lab0 159 (+2 tell)71.9%
LDem73 (+1 tell) 180.6%
Non-affiliated1 03.4%
Other0 133.3%
PC0 150.0%
UUP2 066.7%
Total:271 18759.2%

All lords Eligible to Vote - sorted by party

Includes lords who were absent (or abstained) from this vote.

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The Bishop of Bath and WellsBishopabsent
The Bishop of BirminghamBishopabsent
The Bishop of BristolBishopabsent
The Archbishop of CanterburyBishop (front bench)absent
The Bishop of ChesterBishopabsent
The Bishop of CoventryBishopabsent
The Bishop of DerbyBishopabsent
The Bishop of ExeterBishop (front bench)absent
The Bishop of GloucesterBishopabsent
The Bishop of GuildfordBishopabsent
The Bishop of HerefordBishopabsent
The Bishop of LeicesterBishop (front bench)absent
The Bishop of LichfieldBishopabsent
The Bishop of LiverpoolBishopabsent
The Bishop of LondonBishopabsent
The Bishop of NewcastleBishopabsent
The Bishop of NorwichBishop (front bench)absent
The Bishop of OxfordBishopabsent
The Bishop of Ripon and LeedsBishopabsent
The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and IpswichBishopabsent
The Bishop of TruroBishopabsent
The Bishop of WakefieldBishopabsent
The Bishop of WinchesterBishopabsent
The Bishop of WorcesterBishopabsent
The Archbishop of YorkBishopabsent
Lord Ahmad of WimbledonCon (front bench)no
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)tellno
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Lord Ashcroft Conno
Lord Ashton of HydeConno
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Earl Attlee Con (front bench)no
Lord Bates Con (front bench)no
Lord Bell Conno
Baroness Berridge Con (front bench)no
Lord Black of BrentwoodCon (front bench)no
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)no
Lord Blencathra Con (front bench)no
Baroness Bottomley of NettlestoneConno
Lord Brabazon of TaraCon (front bench)no
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)no
Lord Brittan of SpennithorneConno
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Baroness Browning Con (front bench)no
Baroness Buscombe Con (front bench)no
Baroness Byford Con (front bench)no
The Earl of CaithnessCon (front bench)no
Earl Cathcart Conno
Lord Cavendish of FurnessConno
Baroness Chalker of WallaseyConno
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
Lord Cormack Con (front bench)no
The Earl of CourtownConno
Lord Crathorne Con (front bench)no
Lord Crickhowell Con (front bench)no
Baroness Cumberlege Conno
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Deighton Con (front bench)no
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Lord Dobbs Conno
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)no
Baroness Eaton Con (front bench)no
Viscount Eccles Con (front bench)no
Baroness Eccles of MoultonCon (front bench)no
Lord Eden of WintonConno
Lord Elton Con (front bench)no
Lord Faulks Con (front bench)no
Lord Feldman Conno
Lord Feldman of ElstreeCon (front bench)no
Lord Fellowes of West StaffordConno
Lord Fink Conno
Lord Flight Con (front bench)no
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanCon (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Conno
Lord Framlingham Conno
Lord Fraser of CarmyllieConno
Lord Freeman Conno
Lord Freud Con (front bench)no
Lord Gardiner of KimbleCon (front bench)no
Baroness Gardner of ParkesCon (front bench)no
Lord Garel-Jones Conno
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)no
Lord Glenarthur Con (front bench)no
Lord Glendonbrook Conno
Lord Goodlad Con (front bench)no
Lord Grade of YarmouthConno
Lord Green of HurstpierpointCon (front bench)no
Lord Griffiths of FforestfachConno
Lord Hamilton of EpsomCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Henley Conno
Baroness Heyhoe Flint Conno
Lord Higgins Conno
Lord Hill of OarefordCon (front bench)no
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)no
Baroness Hooper Con (front bench)no
Lord Howard of LympneConno
Lord Howard of RisingCon (front bench)no
Earl Howe Con (front bench)no
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)no
Lord Howell of GuildfordConno
Lord Hunt of WirralConno
Lord Hurd of WestwellConno
Lord James of BlackheathConno
Baroness Jenkin of KenningtonCon (front bench)no
Lord Jenkin of RodingConno
Lord Kirkham Conno
Baroness Knight of CollingtreeConno
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)no
Lord Lang of MonktonCon (front bench)no
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)no
Lord Lexden Con (front bench)no
The Earl of LindsayConno
Lord Lingfield Con (front bench)no
The Earl of LiverpoolCon (front bench)no
The Marquess of LothianCon (front bench)no
Lord Lucas Conno
Lord Luke Con (front bench)no
Lord Lyell Con (front bench)no
Lord Macfarlane of BearsdenConno
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketCon (front bench)no
Lord Mackay of ClashfernCon (front bench)no
Lord MacLaurin of KnebworthConno
Lord Magan of CastletownConno
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)no
Lord Marland Conno
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord Mayhew of TwysdenCon (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichConno
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Naseby Con (front bench)no
Lord Nash Con (front bench)no
Baroness Neville-Jones Con (front bench)no
Baroness Newlove Conno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Northbrook Conno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Lord Plumb Con (front bench)no
Lord Popat Con (front bench)no
Baroness Rawlings Conno
Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornConno
Lord Ribeiro Conno
Viscount Ridley Conno
Lord Risby Conno
Lord Rotherwick Conno
Lord Saatchi Conno
Lord Sassoon Conno
Baroness Seccombe Con (front bench)no
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)no
Lord Selkirk of DouglasCon (front bench)no
Lord Selsdon Con (front bench)no
Baroness Shackleton of BelgraviaConno
Baroness Sharples Conno
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Lord Sheikh Conno
Baroness Shephard of NorthwoldConno
Lord Skelmersdale Con (front bench)no
Lord Spicer Conno
Baroness Stedman-Scott Con (front bench)no
Lord Stewartby Conno
Baroness Stowell of BeestonCon (front bench)no
Lord Taylor of HolbeachCon (front bench)no
Lord Trefgarne Conno
Viscount Trenchard Conno
Lord Trimble Con (front bench)no
Lord True Con (front bench)no
Lord Tugendhat Con (front bench)no
Viscount Ullswater Con (front bench)no
Baroness Verma Con (front bench)no
Lord Waddington Conno
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)no
Baroness Warsi Con (front bench)no
Lord Wasserman Conno
Lord Wei Conno
Baroness Wheatcroft Con (front bench)no
Baroness Wilcox Conno
Viscount Younger of LeckieCon (front bench)no
Viscount Astor Conabsent
Lord Baker of DorkingConabsent
Lord Ballyedmond Conabsent
Lord Blyth of RowingtonConabsent
Lord Bowness Con (front bench)absent
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleCon (front bench)absent
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)absent
Lord Carrington Conabsent
Lord Chadlington Conabsent
Lord Coe Conabsent
The Earl of Crawford and BalcarresConabsent
Lord Deben Conabsent
Lord Denham Conabsent
Lord Edmiston Conabsent
Lord Glentoran Conabsent
Lord Gold Conabsent
Viscount Goschen Conabsent
Lord Harris of PeckhamConabsent
Lord Hayhoe Conabsent
Lord Heseltine Conabsent
The Earl of HomeConabsent
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)absent
Baroness James of Holland ParkConabsent
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)absent
Lord Kimball Conabsent
Lord King of BridgwaterConabsent
Lord Leach of FairfordConabsent
Lord Lloyd-Webber Conabsent
Lord Mawhinney Conabsent
Baroness Miller of HendonConabsent
Lord Montagu of BeaulieuConabsent
The Duke of MontroseConabsent
Lord Moore of Lower MarshConabsent
Lord Moynihan Conabsent
Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conabsent
Lord Palumbo Conabsent
Lord Parkinson Conabsent
Lord Patten Conabsent
Lord Patten of BarnesConabsent
Baroness Platt of WrittleConabsent
Lord Prior Conabsent
Lord Reay Conabsent
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)absent
Lord Roberts of ConwyConabsent
Lord Ryder of WensumConabsent
Lord Sainsbury of Preston CandoverConabsent
The Marquess of SalisburyConabsent
Lord Sanderson of BowdenConabsent
Lord Sheppard of DidgemereConabsent
The Earl of ShrewsburyCon (front bench)absent
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConabsent
Lord Sterling of PlaistowCon (front bench)absent
Lord Strathclyde Conabsent
Lord Swinfen Con (front bench)absent
Lord Tebbit Conabsent
Baroness Trumpington Conabsent
Lord Vinson Conabsent
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)absent
Lord Waldegrave of North HillCon (front bench)absent
Lord Wolfson of Aspley GuiseConabsent
Lord Wolfson of SunningdaleConabsent
Lord Young of GraffhamConabsent
Lord Aberdare Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Afshar Crossbenchaye
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Bichard Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Blair of BoughtonCrossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbenchaye
Baroness Coussins Crossbenchaye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchaye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchaye
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Hayman Crossbenchaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of ListowelCrossbenchaye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbenchaye
The Countess of MarCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchaye
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinCrossbenchaye
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Campbell of SurbitonCrossbenchno
Lord Cobbold Crossbenchno
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Baroness Cox Crossbenchno
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dannatt Crossbenchno
Lord Dear Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Deech Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hastings of ScarisbrickCrossbenchno
Baroness Hollins Crossbenchno
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Lord Kerr of KinlochardCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Levene of PortsokenCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Luce Crossbenchno
The Earl of LyttonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord May of OxfordCrossbenchno
Viscount Montgomery of AlameinCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord Tanlaw Crossbenchno
Viscount Tenby Crossbenchno
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walton of DetchantCrossbenchno
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbenchno
Lord Woolf Crossbenchno
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbenchno
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchabsent
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchabsent
Earl Baldwin of BewdleyCrossbenchabsent
Lord Barber of TewkesburyCrossbenchabsent
Lord Berkeley of KnightonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Best Crossbenchabsent
Lord Bew Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Bilimoria Crossbenchabsent
Lord Birt Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Boothroyd Crossbenchabsent
Lord Boyce Crossbenchabsent
Lord Bramall Crossbenchabsent
Lord Bridges Crossbenchabsent
Lord Briggs Crossbenchabsent
Lord Broers Crossbench (front bench)absent
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Browne-Wilkinson Crossbenchabsent
Lord Browne of MadingleyCrossbenchabsent
Lord Burns Crossbenchabsent
Lord Cameron of LochbroomCrossbenchabsent
Baroness Campbell of LoughboroughCrossbenchabsent
Lord Carey of CliftonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Carswell Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Chalfont Crossbenchabsent
Lord Chorley Crossbenchabsent
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Crisp Crossbenchabsent
Lord Cullen of WhitekirkCrossbenchabsent
Lord Currie of MaryleboneCrossbenchabsent
Lord Curry of KirkharleCrossbenchabsent
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Emerton Crossbenchabsent
Viscount Falkland Crossbenchabsent
Lord Fellowes Crossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Flather Crossbenchabsent
Lord Freyberg Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Fritchie Crossbenchabsent
Lord Goff of ChieveleyCrossbenchabsent
Baroness Greenfield Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbenchabsent
Lord Griffiths Crossbenchabsent
Lord Guthrie of CraigiebankCrossbenchabsent
Lord Hall of BirkenheadCrossbenchabsent
Lord Hameed Crossbenchabsent
Lord Harries of PentregarthCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Haskins Crossbenchabsent
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchabsent
Lord Hoffmann Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchabsent
Lord Hope of ThornesCrossbenchabsent
Lord Hutton Crossbenchabsent
Lord Hylton Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Imbert Crossbenchabsent
Lord Inge Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Janvrin Crossbenchabsent
Lord Jay of EwelmeCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Jones of BirminghamCrossbenchabsent
Lord Kakkar Crossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Kidron Crossbenchabsent
Lord Kilpatrick of KincraigCrossbenchabsent
Lord Knights Crossbenchabsent
Lord Krebs Crossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Lane-Fox of SohoCrossbenchabsent
Lord Lewis of NewnhamCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Malloch-Brown Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Manningham-Buller Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Mawson Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord McCluskey Crossbenchabsent
Lord Millett Crossbenchabsent
Lord Mogg Crossbenchabsent
Lord Molyneaux of KilleadCrossbenchabsent
Lord Moran Crossbenchabsent
Lord Moser Crossbenchabsent
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchabsent
Lord Mustill Crossbenchabsent
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchabsent
Baroness Neuberger Crossbenchabsent
Lord Nicholls of BirkenheadCrossbenchabsent
Lord Nickson Crossbenchabsent
Lord Northbourne Crossbenchabsent
Lord O'Donnell Crossbenchabsent
Baroness O'Loan Crossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Ouseley Crossbenchabsent
Lord Owen Crossbenchabsent
Lord Oxburgh Crossbenchabsent
Earl Peel Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Prashar Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Quirk Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchabsent
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Renwick of CliftonCrossbenchabsent
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchabsent
Lord Rix Crossbenchabsent
The Earl of RosslynCrossbenchabsent
Lord Sacks Crossbenchabsent
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchabsent
Lord Saville of NewdigateCrossbenchabsent
Lord Scott of FoscoteCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Singh of WimbledonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Skidelsky Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Smith of KelvinCrossbenchabsent
The Earl of SnowdonCrossbenchabsent
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbench (front bench)absent
The Earl of StairCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Stern of BrentfordCrossbenchabsent
Lord Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Stevenson of CoddenhamCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Steyn Crossbenchabsent
Lord Stirrup Crossbenchabsent
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbenchabsent
Lord Templeman Crossbenchabsent
Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Tombs Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Trees Crossbenchabsent
Lord Turner of EcchinswellCrossbenchabsent
Baroness Valentine Crossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Vincent of ColeshillCrossbenchabsent
Lord Walker of AldringhamCrossbenchabsent
Viscount Waverley Crossbenchabsent
Lord Weidenfeld Crossbenchabsent
Lord Williams of BaglanCrossbenchabsent
Lord Williams of OystermouthCrossbenchabsent
Lord Wilson of DintonCrossbenchabsent
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbench (front bench)absent
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbench (front bench)absent
Lord Browne of BelmontDUPno
Lord Bannside DUPabsent
Lord Morrow DUPabsent
Baroness Paisley of St George'sDUPabsent
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labourabsent
Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democratabsent
Lord Hardie Judgeaye
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-HeywoodJudgeno
Baroness Clark of CaltonJudgeabsent
Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-EbonyJudgeabsent
Lord Collins of MapesburyJudgeabsent
Baroness Hale of RichmondJudgeabsent
Lord Hope of CraigheadJudgeabsent
Lord Judge Judgeabsent
Lord Kerr of TonaghmoreJudgeabsent
Lord Mackay of DrumadoonJudgeabsent
Lord Mance Judgeabsent
Lord Neuberger of AbbotsburyJudgeabsent
Lord Phillips of Worth MatraversJudgeabsent
Lord Walker of GestingthorpeJudgeabsent
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Lord Adonis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Alli Labaye
Baroness Armstrong of Hill TopLabaye
Lord Bach Labaye
Baroness Bakewell Lab (minister)aye
Lord Barnett Labaye
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)tellaye
Lord Beecham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Berkeley Labaye
Baroness Billingham Lab (minister)aye
Lord Bilston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blackstone Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Blood Labaye
Lord Boateng Labaye
Lord Borrie Labaye
Lord Bragg Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Browne of LadytonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Lab (minister)aye
Lord Carter of ColesLab (minister)aye
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)aye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Clark of WindermereLabaye
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)aye
Lord Collins of HighburyLab (minister)aye
Baroness Corston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Crawley Labaye
Lord Cunningham of FellingLab (minister)aye
Lord Davidson of Glen ClovaLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)aye
Lord Davies of StamfordLab (minister)aye
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeLabaye
Lord Desai Labaye
Baroness Donaghy Labaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Baroness Drake Labaye
Lord Drayson Labaye
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)aye
Lord Eatwell Lab (minister)aye
Lord Elder Lab (minister)aye
Lord Evans of ParksideLabaye
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLabaye
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLabaye
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLab (minister)aye
Lord Foster of Bishop AucklandLabaye
Lord Foulkes of CumnockLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)aye
Lord Giddens Lab (minister)aye
Lord Glasman Labaye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLab (minister)aye
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Grantchester Lab (minister)aye
Lord Griffiths of Burry PortLab (minister)aye
Lord Grocott Labaye
Lord Harris of HaringeyLab (minister)aye
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)aye
Lord Hart of ChiltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Hattersley Labaye
Lord Haworth Labaye
Baroness Hayter of Kentish TownLab (minister)aye
Baroness Healy of Primrose HillLab (minister)aye
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLab (minister)aye
Lord Hollick Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLab (minister)aye
Lord Howie of TroonLabaye
Lord Hoyle Labaye
Baroness Hughes of StretfordLab (minister)aye
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabaye
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)aye
Lord Irvine of LairgLab (minister)aye
Lord Janner of BraunstoneLab (minister)aye
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Jones Labaye
Baroness Jones of WhitchurchLab (minister)aye
Lord Judd Lab (minister)aye
Lord Kennedy of SouthwarkLab (minister)aye
Baroness King of BowLabaye
Lord Kinnock Labaye
Lord Kirkhill Labaye
Lord Knight of WeymouthLab (minister)aye
Lord Layard Labaye
Lord Lea of CrondallLabaye
Lord Leitch Labaye
Baroness Liddell of CoatdykeLab (minister)aye
Lord Liddle Lab (minister)aye
Lord Lipsey Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Lister of BurtersettLab (minister)aye
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLabaye
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabaye
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLab (minister)aye
Baroness Mallalieu Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)aye
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)aye
Lord McAvoy Lab (minister)aye
Lord McConnell of GlenscorrodaleLabaye
Baroness McDonagh Labaye
Lord McFall of AlcluithLab (minister)aye
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)aye
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)aye
Lord Mitchell Lab (minister)aye
Lord Monks Labaye
Lord Moonie Labaye
Baroness Morgan of HuytonLabaye
Lord Morris of AberavonLabaye
Lord Morris of HandsworthLabaye
Baroness Morris of YardleyLab (minister)aye
Lord Noon Labaye
Baroness Nye Labaye
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLab (minister)aye
Lord Parekh Labaye
Lord Pendry Labaye
Lord Peston Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Plant of HighfieldLab (minister)aye
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabaye
Baroness Prosser Lab (minister)aye
Lord Puttnam Labaye
Baroness Quin Labaye
Lord Radice Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLab (minister)aye
Lord Richard Lab (minister)aye
Lord Rooker Labaye
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)aye
Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)aye
Lord Sawyer Labaye
Baroness Sherlock Lab (minister)aye
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Smith of BasildonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Smith of GilmorehillLabaye
Lord Smith of LeighLabaye
Lord Snape Labaye
Lord Soley Lab (minister)aye
Lord Stevenson of BalmacaraLab (minister)aye
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabaye
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabaye
Baroness Taylor of BoltonLab (minister)aye
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Thornton Lab (minister)aye
Lord Touhig Labaye
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)aye
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)tellaye
Lord Turnberg Labaye
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabaye
Baroness Wall of New BarnetLab (minister)aye
Lord Warner Labaye
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Lord Watson of InvergowrieLabaye
Lord West of SpitheadLabaye
Baroness Wheeler Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Whitaker Labaye
Lord Whitty Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Wilkins Labaye
Lord Wills Labaye
Lord Wood of AnfieldLab (minister)aye
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLabaye
Baroness Worthington Lab (minister)aye
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLab (minister)aye
Lord Ahmed Lababsent
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLab (minister)absent
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)absent
Lord Bhattacharyya Lababsent
Lord Bradley Lababsent
Lord Brennan Lababsent
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLababsent
Lord Carter of BarnesLababsent
Viscount Chandos Lababsent
Baroness Cohen of PimlicoLab (minister)absent
Lord Darzi of DenhamLababsent
Lord Davies of AbersochLababsent
Lord Davies of CoityLab (minister)absent
Lord Dixon Lababsent
Lord Evans of WatfordLababsent
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Lord Filkin Lab (minister)absent
Lord Gavron Lababsent
Lord Gilbert Lababsent
Baroness Golding Lababsent
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)absent
Baroness Goudie Lab (minister)absent
Lord Grabiner Lababsent
Lord Graham of EdmontonLababsent
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Lord Haskel Lab (minister)absent
Lord Healey Lababsent
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Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)absent
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Lord Hunt of ChestertonLababsent
Lord Hutton of FurnessLababsent
Lord Joffe Lababsent
Lord Jordan Lab (minister)absent
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Lord Kestenbaum Lababsent
Baroness Kingsmill Lab (minister)absent
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Lord Levy Lababsent
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Lord Mandelson Lababsent
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLababsent
Lord Morgan Lababsent
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Lord Myners Lab (minister)absent
Baroness Nicol Lababsent
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Lord Prescott Lababsent
Lord Rea Lababsent
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Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)absent
Lord Winston Lab (minister)absent
Lord Willis of KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)aye
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Lord Alderdice LDem (front bench)no
Lord Allan of HallamLDemno
Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemno
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Barker LDemno
Baroness Benjamin LDemno
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)no
Lord Bradshaw LDemno
Baroness Brinton LDemno
Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDemno
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)no
Lord Cotter LDemno
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Doocey LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Lord Fearn LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Garden of FrognalLDem (front bench)no
Lord German LDemno
The Earl of GlasgowLDemno
Lord Goodhart LDemno
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)no
Lord Hussain LDemno
Baroness Hussein-Ece LDemno
Baroness Jolly LDem (front bench)no
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDemno
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Kramer LDem (front bench)no
Lord Lee of TraffordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDemno
Lord Loomba LDemno
Lord Macdonald of River GlavenLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDem (front bench)no
Lord Marks of Henley-on-ThamesLDem (front bench)no
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)no
Lord Methuen LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemno
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)tellno
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemno
Baroness Parminter LDem (front bench)no
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDemno
Baroness Randerson LDem (front bench)no
Lord Razzall LDem (front bench)no
Lord Rennard LDem (front bench)no
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)no
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)no
Lord Sharkey LDem (front bench)no
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Lord Shipley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)no
Lord Smith of CliftonLDem (front bench)no
Lord Steel of AikwoodLDemno
Lord Stephen LDemno
Lord Stoneham of DroxfordLDem (front bench)no
Lord Storey LDemno
Lord Strasburger LDemno
Lord Taylor of Goss MoorLDemno
Lord Teverson LDem (front bench)no
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDemno
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Lord Tope LDemno
Lord Tyler LDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Wallace of TankernessLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Walmsley LDemno
Lord Watson of RichmondLDemno
Lord Alliance LDemabsent
Lord Ezra LDemabsent
Lord Greaves LDemabsent
Baroness Ludford LDemabsent
Lord Mackie of BenshieLDemabsent
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDem (front bench)absent
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemabsent
Lord Palmer of Childs HillLDem (front bench)absent
Lord Redesdale LDemabsent
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)absent
Lord Sandberg LDemabsent
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)absent
Lord Taverne LDemabsent
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDemabsent
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)absent
Baroness Tyler of EnfieldLDemabsent
Lord Vallance of TummelLDem (front bench)absent
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemabsent
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassNon-affiliatedno
Baroness Amos Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Archer of Weston-Super-MareNon-affiliatedabsent
Baroness Ashton of UphollandNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Attenborough Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Bhatia Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Black of CrossharbourNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Boswell of AynhoNon-affiliated (front bench)absent
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyNon-affiliatedabsent
The Marquess of CholmondeleyNon-affiliated (front bench)absent
Baroness D'Souza Non-affiliated (front bench)absent
Baroness Ford Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Hanningfield Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Jacobs Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Kalms Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Macaulay of BragarNon-affiliatedabsent
The Duke of NorfolkNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Paul Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Prys-Davies Non-affiliatedabsent
Lord Sewel Non-affiliated (front bench)absent
Lord Simon of HighburyNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Simpson of DunkeldNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Smith of FinsburyNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Thomas of MacclesfieldNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Truscott Non-affiliatedabsent
Baroness Uddin Non-affiliatedabsent
Baroness Vadera Non-affiliatedabsent
Baroness Young of Old SconeNon-affiliatedabsent
Lord Grenfell Otheraye
Lord Chitnis Otherabsent
Lord Kingsdown Otherabsent
Lord Wigley PCaye
Lord Elis-Thomas PCabsent
Lord Pearson of RannochUKIPabsent
Lord Stevens of LudgateUKIPabsent
Lord Willoughby de Broke UKIPabsent
Lord Empey UUPno
Lord Rogan UUPno
Lord Laird UUPabsent

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