European Union (Referendum) Bill — Require Report on Impact of UK Ceasing to be an EU Member — 24 Jan 2014 at 14:02

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted to require the Government to produce an evidence based assessment of the impact of the United Kingdom ceasing to be a member of the European union prior to a referendum being held on the question of the UK's membership of the EU.

Members of the House of Lords were considering the European Union (Referendum) Bill[1] The amendment accepted in this vote was:

Amendment 9: Clause 1, page 1, line 3, at end insert—

“( ) The holding of a referendum under subsection (1) is subject to the condition set out in section (referendum condition) below being met.”

At the time of the vote there was no 'referendum condition' provision in the Bill. A "referendum condition" was proposed via amendment 74[3] in the form of a new clause which stated:

  • Referendum condition
  • (1) No order shall be made providing for a referendum to be held under this Act until the Secretary of State has published and laid before Parliament an evidence based assessment of the impact of the United Kingdom ceasing to be a member of the European union.
  • (2) A report under subsection (1) must include an assessment of—
  • (a) the effect on the United Kingdom’s economy;
  • (b) the effect on the rights of individuals within the UK;
  • (c) the rights of European citizens living in the UK;
  • (d) the rights of UK citizens living in another country that is a member

of the European Union.”


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
Con2 144 (+2 tell)64.6%
Crossbench14 28.4%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Judge0 16.7%
Lab120 (+1 tell) 054.0%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 241.7%
Other1 0100.0%
PC1 050.0%
UKIP0 266.7%
UUP0 150.0%
Total:178 15343.5%

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 Bowness Con (front bench)aye
Lord Inglewood Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Stirrup Crossbenchno
Lord Dykes LDemno
Lord Kirkwood of KirkhopeLDemno

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