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

Mr 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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConaye
Mr Robert WalterNorth DorsetConaye
Sir George YoungNorth West HampshireConaye
Mr Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLab (minister)aye
Mr Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye
Miss Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Gerry BerminghamSt Helens SouthLabaye
Mr Paul BoatengBrent SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Ivor CaplinHoveLabaye
Mr David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Dr Lynda ClarkEdinburgh PentlandsLab (minister)aye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Keith DarvillUpminsterLabaye
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Mr Jim DowdLewisham WestLab (minister)aye
Mr George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Mr Keith HillStreathamLab (minister)aye
Ms Beverley HughesStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)aye
Mrs Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLabaye
Mr Barry JonesAlyn and DeesideLabaye
Ms Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)aye
Mr Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabaye
Mr David LockWyre ForestLab (minister)aye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabaye
Mr Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)aye
Mr Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabtellaye
Mr Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)aye
Sir John MorrisAberavonLabaye
Mr Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLabaye
Dr Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabtellaye
Mr Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)aye
Ms Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabaye
Mr Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabaye
Mr Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabaye
Mr Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLabaye
Mr Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabaye
Mr Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mr George StevensonStoke-on-Trent SouthLabaye
Mrs Ann TaylorDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Mr Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)aye
Mr Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabaye
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDemno
Dr Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemno
Mr Adrian SandersTorbayLDemno

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