Northern Ireland (Sentences) — 29 Jul 1998
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move,
That the draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 28th July, be approved.
The rest of the quote is important. The Secretary of State continued:
"Like the hon. Gentleman, I find punishment beatings obscene."--[ Official Report , 10 June 1998; Vol. 313, c. 1084.]
It being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion, Mr. Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16.
Question put: --
The House divided: Ayes 219, Noes 86.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||79 (+2 tell)||0||50.0%|
|Lab||206 (+2 tell)||0||0||49.8%|