Freedom of Information Bill — Discretionary disclosures — 5 Apr 2000
Mr Jim Cousins MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central voted in the minority (Aye).
The Majority voted against a change to parts of the Freedom of Information Bill relating to formulation of government policy and conduct of public affairs, in particular the deletion of a subsection which said, in summary:
A certificate signed by the Speaker of the House of Commons certifying that in his reasonable opinion disclosure of information held by Parliament would likely prejudice the convention of the collective responsibility of Ministers of the Crown, or inhibit the free and frank provision of advice shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.
-  Clause 34 of Freedom of Information Bill, February 2000, House of Commons.
-  Dr. Tony Wright MP, 5 April 2000, Hansard.
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||311 (+2 tell)||35 (+1 tell)||0||83.9%|
|LDem||0||34 (+1 tell)||0||76.1%|