Print Acts of Parliament on Paper instead of Vellum — rejected — 1 Nov 1999

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Islington North voted to end the practice of printing Acts of Parliament on vellum

The majority of MPs voted against discontinuing the practice of printing all Public Acts of Parliament in duplicate on vellum (calf hide).

This went against a vote in the House of Lords[1] as well as the recommendations of a Select Committee.[2]

The campaign to retain the tradition of continuing to print Acts of Parliament on animal skin was led by Brian White in whose constituency the vellum manufacturer was based.[3] (He assured the House that it was calf-skin, not goat skin.)[4]

The current cost of printing Acts on vellum is approximately £32 per page.[5]

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con27 3018.6%
Lab91 (+2 tell) 38 (+2 tell)032.0%
LDem3 12032.6%
Total:121 53028.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Robert WalterNorth DorsetCon (front bench)aye
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLab (minister)aye
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)aye
Gerry BerminghamSt Helens SouthLabaye
Paul BoatengBrent SouthLab (minister)aye
Ivor CaplinHoveLabaye
David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Lynda ClarkEdinburgh PentlandsLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Keith DarvillUpminsterLabaye
Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Jim DowdLewisham WestLab (minister)aye
George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Keith HillStreathamLab (minister)aye
Beverley HughesStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)aye
Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLabaye
Barry JonesAlyn and DeesideLabaye
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)aye
Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabaye
David LockWyre ForestLab (minister)aye
Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabaye
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)aye
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabtellaye
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)aye
John MorrisAberavonLabaye
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLabaye
Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabtellaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)aye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabaye
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabaye
Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabaye
Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLabaye
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (minister)aye
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
George StevensonStoke-on-Trent SouthLabaye
Ann TaylorDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)aye
Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabaye
Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDemno
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)no

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