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Lords Reform Votes

March 2007

Motion Text For Against Majority
1
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed House of Lords should be fully appointed 361
121
240
2
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed house of lords should be composed of 20 per cent elected members and 80 per cent appointed members Rejected without division    
3
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed house of lords should be composed of 40 per cent elected members and 60 per cent appointed members Rejected without division    
4
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed house of lords should be composed of 50 per cent elected members and 50 per cent appointed members 46
410* -364
5
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed house of lords should be composed of 60 per cent elected members and 40 per cent appointed members 45
393* -348
6
That this house is of the opinion that a reformed house of lords should be composed of 80 per cent elected members and 20 per cent appointed members 114
336
-222
7 That this house is of the opinion that a reformed House of Lords should be fully elected 
122 326 -204

*As noted in the House of Lords minutes, the tellers reported one fewer vote than this (and so this is recorded in Hansard). However, the clerks recorded this number of names (which are listed in Hansard).


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