European Union (Referendum) Bill — Motion That The House Do Now Resume — 31 Jan 2014 at 15:17

The majority of Lords voted to curtail debate on a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

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

  • that the House do now resume.

As a result the consideration of the Bill in committee stopped. The House of Lords as a whole then "resumed" and moments later the House of Lords adjourned.

Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice states:

  • If the committee stage is not completed at one sitting, it is necessary for a Lord (usually a government Whip) to move 'that the House do now resume'. When this motion has been agreed to, the Lord in the Chair leaves the Chair and takes his seat on the Woolsack. The House goes into committee again either later on the same day (on occasions when the House has been resumed in order to take other business) or on a future day.


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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
Con0 119 (+2 tell)52.8%
Crossbench8 46.3%
Judge0 16.7%
Lab117 (+2 tell) 052.7%
LDem48 248.5%
UUP0 150.0%
Total:173 12739.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

Lord Bew Crossbenchno
Lord Hennessy of NympsfieldCrossbenchno
Lord Kakkar Crossbenchno
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Lord Myners Lab (minister)no
Lord Phillips of SudburyLDemno
Lord Teverson LDemno

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