Dear House of Commons,
Can you provide me with details of the voting results from the passage of The House Of Lords Act 1999, at all relevant consultations/meetings/sittings
Who proposed the legislation?
Who seconded the proposal?
Who was consulted on the legislation?
How many votes were cast overall?
How many votes were counted?
The number of Yes Votes?
The ratio of party 'yes' votes, i.e. Labour/Conservative/Liberal/Others?
I await your timely response.
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Dear Mr Hinks,
Thank you for your request for information which is copied below. In response to your questions:
1. Who proposed the legislation?
The legislation was brought to the House of Commons by Margaret Beckett, in her role as Leader of the House of Commons.
2. Who seconded the proposal?
There is no formal seconding of business. This was government business introduced by the government, in essence the whole of the Cabinet seconds and approves it.
3. Who was consulted on the legislation?
To the extent this information is held by the House of Commons. Please refer to:
The House of Lords Bill: Options for "Stage Two" [Bill 34 of 1998-99] http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/res...
The House of Lords Bill:"Stage One" Issues [Bill 34 of 1998-99] http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/res...
The House of Lords Bill - Lords Amendments [Bill 156 of 1998-99] http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/res...
4. How many votes were cast overall?
5. How many votes were counted?
6. The number of Yes votes?
7. The ratio of party 'yes' votes, i.e.
You can determine the information required from the voting lists which are published in the House of Commons Hansard.
The list of the Members by party at the time is attached.
Further information can be found at:
Lords Hansard (session 1998/99)
HOUSE OF LORDS (G) Margaret Beckett / Baroness Jay of Paddington House of Commons 1st Reading: 19 January 1999 2nd Reading: 1&2 February 1999 Committee Stage: 15&16 February 2,3&4 March 1999 Report Stage: 4 March 1999 3rd Reading: 16 March 1999 Consideration of Lords Amendments: 10 November 1999
House of Lords
1st Reading: 17 March 1999
2nd Reading: 29&30 March 1999
Committee Stage: 20,27 & 29 April; 11,13,17,18 & 25 May 1999 Report Stage: 15,22 & 30 June 1999 3rd Reading: 26 October 1999 Consideration of Lords Amendments: 11 November 1999 Royal Assent: (Ch 34, 1999): 11.11.99
Royal Assent: (Ch 34, 1999): 11.11.99
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