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2012-13 (245)

Thursday 28 February 2013


House of Lords: membership

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved, as an amendment to the motion that notwithstanding the normal practice of the House, this House resolves that no introductions of new Peers shall take place until the recommendation in paragraph 67 of the First Report of the Leader’s Group on Members Leaving the House, chaired by Lord Hunt of Wirral (HL Paper 83, Session 2010–12), has been followed, to leave out from “that” in line 1 to the end and insert “this House affirms the recommendation in paragraph 67 of the First Report of the Leader’s Group on Members Leaving the House, chaired by Lord Hunt of Wirral (HL Paper 83, Session 2010-12), that “restraint should be exercised by all concerned in the recommendation of new appointments to the House”; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to support proposals, in line with legislation passed by this House, to
(a) allow members of the House to retire permanently from the House;
(b) provide for the exclusion from the House of any member who does not attend the House during a Session save where that member has leave of absence in respect of the Session in accordance with Standing Orders of the House, or where a Session is less than six months long; and
(c) provide that a member who is convicted of a serious offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of more than one year shall not attend the sittings of the House.”.
The House divided:
Contents 217
Not-contents 45


Afshar, B.Alton of Liverpool, L.Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.Armstrong of Hill Top, B.Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Bach, L.Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]Bates, L.
Bath and Wells, Bp.Berkeley, L.Best, L.
Bhatia, L.Bilston, L.Blair of Boughton, L.
Borrie, L.Bowness, L.Bradshaw, L.
Broers, L.Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.Brookman, L.
Browne of Belmont, L.Browne of Ladyton, L.Buscombe, B.
Butler-Sloss, B.Campbell-Savours, L.Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.Clinton-Davis, L.Cobbold, L.
Collins of Highbury, L.Colwyn, L.Condon, L.
Cormack, L.Corston, B.Coussins, B.
Craig of Radley, L.Craigavon, V.Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.Davies of Oldham, L.Davies of Stamford, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.Dear, L.Deech, B.
Dobbs, L.Donaghy, B.Donoughue, L.
Dubs, L.Eames, L.Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.Elder, L.Elton, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.Empey, L.Exeter, Bp.
Falkland, V.Farrington of Ribbleton, B.Fellowes, L.
Filkin, L.Fookes, B.Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Framlingham, L.Freeman, L.Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.Glasgow, E.Glenarthur, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.Gould of Potternewton, B.Grade of Yarmouth, L.
Grantchester, L.Greengross, B.Grenfell, L.
Grey-Thompson, B.Grocott, L.Hameed, L.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.Hanworth, V.Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.Hart of Chilton, L.Haworth, L.
Hayman, B.Hayter of Kentish Town, B.Healy of Primrose Hill, B.
Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.Higgins, L.Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.Howarth of Newport, L.Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St Davids, B.Hughes of Woodside, L.Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hussein-Ece, B.Inglewood, L.Irvine of Lairg, L.
James of Blackheath, L.Janner of Braunstone, L.Janvrin, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.Jones of Whitchurch, B.Jopling, L.
Judd, L.Kakkar, L.Kennedy of Southwark, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.Kilclooney, L.King of Bridgwater, L.
Kingsmill, B.Knight of Weymouth, L.Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.Lee of Trafford, L.Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L.Lipsey, L.Liverpool, Bp.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.Low of Dalston, L.Lucas, L.
Luce, L.Lyell, L.McAvoy, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
McKenzie of Luton, L.Maclennan of Rogart, L.Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mar, C.Marlesford, L.Masham of Ilton, B.
Mawson, L.Maxton, L.Miller of Hendon, B.
Monks, L.Morgan of Huyton, B.Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morrow, L.Moser, L.Northbrook, L.
Norwich, Bp.O'Cathain, B.Ouseley, L.
Palmer of Childs Hill, L.Patel of Bradford, L.Paul, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.Pitkeathley, B.Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prashar, B.Prescott, L.Prosser, B.
Quirk, L.Ramsay of Cartvale, B.Ramsbotham, L.
Redesdale, L.Rees of Ludlow, L.Reid of Cardowan, L.
Richard, L.Richardson of Calow, B.Rooker, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.Ryder of Wensum, L.St John of Bletso, L.
Sandwich, E.Sawyer, L.Scott of Foscote, L.
Selkirk of Douglas, L.Selsdon, L.Sharkey, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.Shaw of Northstead, L.Sherlock, B.
Simon, V.Singh of Wimbledon, L.Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.Smith of Basildon, B. [Teller]Smith of Finsbury, L.
Soley, L.Steel of Aikwood, L.Stephen, L.
Stern, B.Stevenson of Balmacara, L.Stirrup, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.Storey, L.Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.Temple-Morris, L.Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.Tonge, B.Touhig, L.
Trees, L.Turnberg, L.Turner of Camden, B.
Walpole, L.Warner, L.Warnock, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.Wheeler, B.Whitaker, B.
Wigley, L.Wilkins, B.Williams of Elvel, L.
Wills, L.Wilson of Tillyorn, L.Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.Young of Norwood Green, L.


Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]Astor of Hever, L.Attlee, E.
Bew, L.Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.Clement-Jones, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.Courtown, E.De Mauley, L.
Deighton, L.Fowler, L.Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freud, L.Garden of Frognal, B.Gardiner of Kimble, L.
Gold, L.Hanham, B.Hill of Oareford, L.
Howe, E.Hunt of Wirral, L.Kramer, B.
Laming, L.Mackay of Clashfern, L.McNally, L.
Nash, L.Newby, L. [Teller]Northover, B.
Perry of Southwark, B.Popat, L.Randerson, B.
Seccombe, B.Stowell of Beeston, B.Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.True, L.Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.Tyler, L.Verma, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.Wallace of Tankerness, L.Wilcox, B.
Younger of Leckie, V.
Divisions > Motions > House of Lords: membership > Amendment to motion for resolution:
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