Freedom of Information Bill — Formulation of government policy — 5 Apr 2000
Jim Cousins MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central voted in the minority (Aye).
The Majority voted against a weakening of an exemption in the Freedom of Information Bill relating to information used to formulat Government policy. The change would have added the further condition:
Information is not exempt... insofar as it consists of factual information.
-  Clause 33 of Freedom of Information Bill, February 2000, House of Commons.
-  Mr. Simon Hughs 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||317 (+2 tell)||29||0||83.7%|
|LDem||0||33 (+2 tell)||0||76.1%|