Wednesday, 16 January 2008
End of the Vote Drought
This week the House of Lords ended its vote drought. Until Monday's vote on the Climate Change Bill, there had not been a division since 25th October! But they are back into their habits. Yesterday there were two divisions on the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Bill. One of the factors explaining the lack of votes is the legislative process. A new session means that all proposed legislation must begin its progress - only now are we into the main flow. Also, by tradition the House of Lords rarely votes on Second Readings.