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

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%
Independent0 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

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Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)aye
David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
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
Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)aye
John McWilliamBlaydonLabaye
Bill MichieSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Betty WilliamsConwyLabaye
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye

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