Broadcasting (Religious Programming) — 13 Jul 1999
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to remove restrictions on the ownership by religious bodies of broadcasting licences and to clarify the role of the Radio Authority and the Independent Television Commission in relation to the religious content of programmes.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business): --
The House divided: Ayes 138, Noes 9.
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||54 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||36.0%|
|Mr Joe Ashton||Bassetlaw||Lab||no|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Maria Eagle||Liverpool, Garston||Lab (minister)||no|
|Eric Illsley||Barnsley Central||Lab||no|
|Tom Levitt||High Peak||Lab||no|
|Tim Loughton||East Worthing and Shoreham||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Mr John Maxton||Glasgow Cathcart||Lab (minister)||no|
|Desmond Swayne||New Forest West||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Alan Whitehead||Southampton, Test||Lab (minister)||no|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||both|