Freedom of Information Bill — Harm from disclosure must be substantial — rejected — 5 Apr 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against tightening the exemption in the Freedom of Information Bill relating to information that could prejudice the formulation of government policy.
The change would have required the disclosure to cause "substantial harm" for it the information to be withheld, rather than for it to cause only "prejudice" in the "reasonable opinion of a qualified person".
-  Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs, Clause 34 of Freedom of Information Bill, February 2000, House of Commons.
-  Robert Maclennan MP, House of Commons, 5 April 2000
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||322 (+2 tell)||18||0||82.2%|
|LDem||0||34 (+2 tell)||0||78.3%|
|Dr David Clark||South Shields||Lab||aye|
|Ann Clwyd||Cynon Valley||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Frank Cook||Stockton North||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Jim Cousins||Newcastle upon Tyne Central||Lab||aye|
|Mr Tam Dalyell||Linlithgow||Lab||aye|
|Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Mr Derek Foster||Bishop Auckland||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr David Hinchliffe||Wakefield||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||aye|
|Mr Jon Owen Jones||Cardiff Central||Lab||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Tony Wright||Cannock Chase||Lab||aye|