Freedom of Information Bill — Second Reading — 7 Dec 1999

The Majority voted against condemning the Freedom of Information Bill[3] by rejecting a motion which would have read:

This House declines to give a Second Reading to the Freedom of Information Bill because it will result in greater secrecy than is the case under the existing Code of Practice, because it fails to promote open government instead of secrecy or transfer from Ministers and officials to Parliament the final decision over the release of information, and because it represents a significant dilution of the proposals in the White Paper, Your Right to Know (Cm 3818),[2] and disregards the recommendations from the Select Committee on Public Administration.

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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
Con0 133 (+2 tell)083.3%
DUP0 1050.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab334 (+2 tell) 0080.8%
LDem40 0087.0%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP0 4040.0%
Total:377 138080.1%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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