Defence White Paper — Decline to approve — 28 Feb 2000
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (No).
Those voting Aye failed to change the motion for debate from:
This House approves the 1999 Defence White Paper (Cm 4446).
This House declines to approve a defence policy which has been used to make war upon innocent civilians in Iraq and Yugoslavia under NATO command, contrary to the provisions of the United Nations Charter, without any explicit authorisation by the House of Commons elected to exercise democratic control over the Government of the day, which involves the use of cluster bombs, and which is based upon the possession of, and threat to use, nuclear weapons, which have been declared illegal by both the International Court of Justice and a Scottish court.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||309 (+2 tell)||8 (+2 tell)||0||77.0%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||tellaye|
|Mr Tam Dalyell||Linlithgow||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||aye|
|Mrs Alice Mahon||Halifax||Lab||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Mr Bill Michie||Sheffield, Heeley||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||aye|