Freedom of Information Bill — Delete security services exemption — rejected — 5 Apr 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The Majority of MPs voted against deleting the exemption from the Freedom of Information Bill anything relating to information supplied by the security services to a public body which comes under the Act.
This change would kept a weaker exemption on only information which would prejudice national security.
-  Mr. Shepherd MP, 5 April 2000, Hansard.
-  Clause 21 of Freedom of Information Bill, February 2000, House of Commons.
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||332 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.3%|
|LDem||0||33 (+2 tell)||0||76.1%|