House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill — New Clause 3 — Code of Conduct to Be Referenced in Motions to Suspend or Expel Members — 27 Feb 2015 at 13:15
The majority of MPs taking part voted not to allow the House of Lords to adopt a code of conduct which, if in-place, would have to be referenced in resolutions to expel or suspend a member.
MPs were considering the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill.
The rejected new clause, titled Code of Conduct stated:
- (1) Standing Orders of the House of Lords may provide for the adoption of a code of conduct.
- (2) A resolution passed by virtue of section 1(4) must include a reference to the relevant provision of any code of conduct which the House of Lords may have adopted and which has not been superseded by a subsequent decision of the House.”
An explanation of the intent of this proposed new clause was provided:
This Clause allows the House of Lords to adopt a code of conduct and also requires the application of penalties under this Bill to be linked to that code, if there is one.
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||20 (+2 tell)||2 (+2 tell)||0||8.6%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|