Freedom of Information Bill — Discretionary disclosures — 5 Apr 2000

Tommy Graham MP, West Renfrewshire 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[1], 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.[2]

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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 127079.4%
Ind0 1033.3%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab311 (+2 tell) 35 (+1 tell)083.9%
LDem0 34 (+1 tell)076.1%
PC0 1025.0%
UUP0 3030.0%
Total:311 202080.8%

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
Tony BennChesterfieldLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)tellaye
David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
Robin CorbettBirmingham, ErdingtonLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Derek FosterBishop AucklandLabaye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabaye
Patrick HallBedfordLabaye
David HinchliffeWakefieldLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Andrew LoveEdmontonLab (minister)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)aye
Bill MichieSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Betty WilliamsConwyLabaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)aye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye

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