Comments: WATCH comments on yesterday's vote

Well, this is sort of correct. The call for a vote by houses is the procedure commonly used when a group wants to sink a motion. It greatly reduces the chance of something passing.

Posted by David Malloch at Sunday, 11 July 2010 at 9:02pm BST

David Malloch

Presumably that was what the House of Clergy wanted back in 1978.

I note, however, that prior to the ABs amendment, Amendment 513a, put by the Revd Rod Thomas (Exeter) also went to a vote by houses, as set out by TA. The overall figures were about 2 to 1 in all 3 houses, much the same as the figures for the preceding vote on 512a put by Canon Simon Killwick.

Posted by chenier1 at Sunday, 11 July 2010 at 10:10pm BST
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