Freedom of Information Bill — Formulation of government policy — 5 Apr 2000

Mr Llew Smith MP, Blaenau Gwent 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.[1] The change would have added the further condition:

Information is not exempt... insofar as it consists of factual information.[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 124077.5%
Ind0 1033.3%
Lab317 (+2 tell) 29083.7%
LDem0 33 (+2 tell)076.1%
PC0 1025.0%
UUP0 2020.0%
Total:317 190080.0%

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
Mr Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Dr David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Ms Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLabaye
Mr Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Mr Derek FosterBishop AucklandLabaye
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabaye
Mr Patrick HallBedfordLabaye
Mr David HinchliffeWakefieldLabaye
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabaye
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabaye
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Mr John McWilliamBlaydonLabaye
Mr Bill MichieSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Ms Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Mrs Betty WilliamsConwyLabaye
Dr Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Mr Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye

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