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15th December

DIVISION

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS BILL

It was moved by the Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish, as an amendment to the motion That the bill be now read a Second time, to leave out all the words after "That" and insert "this House declines to give the European Parliamentary Elections Bill a Second Reading on the grounds that it includes an undemocratic "closed list" system providing for the selection of MEPs by party choice, an approach which would end the historic right of the British people to choose the candidates they wish to be elected, a step for which the House notes with great concern no mandate was sought or given at the last General Election,"; which being objected to, the question was put thereupon, and the House divided:

CONTENTS.......167
NOT-CONTENTS...73

CONTENTS
Aberdare, L.
Addison, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Ashbourne, L.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Banbury of Southam, L.
Bell, L.
Beloff, L.
Belstead, L.
Berners, B.
Biddulph, L.
Biffen, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blackwell, L.
Blatch, B.
Boardman, L.
Brentford, V.
Bridgeman, V.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burnham, L. [Teller]
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlisle of Bucklow, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carnock, L.
Carr of Hadley, L.
Cavendish of Furness, L.
Chesham, L.
Clanwilliam, E.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cowdrey of Tonbridge, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Cross, V.
Cullen of Ashbourne, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Dacre of Glanton, L.
Denham, L.
Denton of Wakefield, B.
Derwent, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Downshire, M.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gage, V.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Geddes, L.
Gisborough, L.
Glentoran, L.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Haddington, E.
Hamilton of Dalzell, L.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Harlech, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Harmsworth, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harris of Peckham, L.
Hemphill, L.
Henley, L. [Teller]
Higgins, L.
Hogg, B.
HolmPatrick, L.
Home, E.
Howe, E.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
James of Holland Park, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Johnston of Rockport, L.
Jopling, L.
Killearn, L.
Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinnoull, E.
Kitchener, E.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Knutsford, V.
Lauderdale, E.
Leigh, L.
Liverpool, E.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L.
Marlesford, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Middleton, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Moran, L.
Mountevans, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Naseby, L.
Newall, L.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Norrie, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
Oxfuird, V.
Pender, L.
Phillimore, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rennell, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodney, L.
Romney, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Selsdon, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Strathcarron, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Suffolk and Berkshire, E.
Tebbit, L.
Teviot, L.
Thatcher, B.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Tollemache, L.
Torrington, V.
Trenchard, V.
Trumpington, B.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Westbury, L.
Wilcox, B.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Wise, L.
Wynford, L.
Young, B.
NOT-CONTENTS
Ahmed, L.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Berkeley, L.
Blackstone, B.
Bramall, L.
Burlison, L.
Callaghan of Cardiff, L.
Carmichael of Kelvingrove, L.
Carrick, E.
Carter, L. [Teller]
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Ely, Bp.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Gladwyn, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hacking, L.
Hanworth, V.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haskel, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Inchyra, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jay of Paddington, B. (Lord Privy Seal)
Judd, L.
Kintore, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. [Teller]
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Monkswell, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Nicol, B.
Norton, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rea, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Sawyer, L.
Sheppard of Liverpool, L.
Strafford, E.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Tomlinson, L.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Weatherill, L.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Winston, L.
Young of Old Scone, B.

 
 
 
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