Terrorism Bill — Definition includes damage to property — 15 Mar 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
- In this Act "terrorism" means the use or threat, for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, of action which --
- involves serious violence against any person or property,
- endangers the life of any person, or
- creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public.
An altogether fuller version found its way into the final Act, although it still retained the definition that if it involved "serious damage to property", but didn't threaten life, it could still count as terrorism. It also included actions that are "designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system".
-  Simon Hughes MP, House of Commons, 15 March 2000
-  Terrorism: interpretation, Clause 1, Terrorism Bill, House of Commons, 1999
-  Terrorism: interpretation, Clause 1, Terrorism Act 2000
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||234 (+2 tell)||1||0||57.0%|
|LDem||0||36 (+2 tell)||0||82.6%|
|Douglas Hogg||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||aye|
|Ms Audrey Wise||Preston||Lab||aye|