Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)

Business of the House (Finance (No. 3) Bill) – in the House of Commons at 5:53 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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  • Division number 306
    A majority of MPs voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords

Motion made, and Question put,

That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 7 June, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft House of Lords Reform Bill presented to both Houses on 17 May (Cm 8077).

That a Select Committee of thirteen Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Cm 8077).

That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 29 February 2012.

That the Committee shall have power—

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers;

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

That Gavin Barwell, Mr Tom Clarke, Ann Coffey, Bill Esterson, Oliver Heald, Tristram Hunt, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Dr William McCrea, Dr Daniel Poulter, Laura Sandys, John Stevenson, John Thurso and Malcolm Wicks be members of the Committee.—(Bill Wiggin.)

The House divided:

Ayes 140, Noes 7.

Division number 306 Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)

A majority of MPs voted to establish a Joint Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords to consider proposals to reform the House of Lords

Aye: 140 MPs

No: 7 MPs

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Absent: 498 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.