Freedom of Information Bill — The Information Commissioner or Ombudsman — 5 Apr 2000
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (No).
The Majority voted against a change to the Freedom of Information Bill which would have replaced the Information Commissioner (formerly known as the Data Protection Commissioner who is appointed by the Government) with an "Information Ombudsman", appointed by a committee belonging to the House of Commons.
-  Clause 16 of Freedom of Information Bill, February 2000, House of Commons.
-  Mr. Hawkins 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|
|Con||0||115 (+2 tell)||0||73.1%|
|Lab||338 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.7%|