Motion to Approve

Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 – in the House of Lords at 8:13 pm on 22nd March 2010.

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Moved By Lord McKenzie of Luton

That the draft order laid before the House on 10 February be approved.

Relevant Documents: 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 12th Report from the Merits Committee.

Amendment to the Motion

Moved by Lord Tope

To leave out from "that" to the end and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Order laid before the House on 10 February because it does not comply with Her Majesty's Government's published criteria with respect to affordability of the future structure, without providing more evidence on whether the course proposed is likely to achieve its declared policy objective".

Division on Lord Tope's amendment.

Contents 53; Not-Contents 110.

Lord Tope's amendment disagreed.

Division number 3 Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 — Motion to Approve

Aye: 51 Members of the House of Lords

No: 108 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment to the Motion

Moved by Baroness Butler-Sloss

At end to insert "but this House regrets that Her Majesty's Government have laid before Parliament the draft Order, which does not comply with the Government's published criteria with respect to affordability of the future structure, without providing more evidence on whether the course proposed is likely to achieve its declared policy objective; and calls on Her Majesty's Government not to proceed with the draft Order before conducting further consultation with the residents of Exeter and Devon".

Amendment agreed.

Motion, as amended, agreed.

House adjourned at 8.37 pm.

Correction

A processing error in Hansard introduced a mistake into our report of Lady Morgan of Drefelin's speech in Grand Committee on 15 March at col. GC 216. Our report stated: "I reiterate that, over time, those changes are expected to generate net annual savings of £77 million"; the figure should have been £17 million.