Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order — 5 Apr 2000
Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Poplar and Canning Town voted with the majority (No).
The Majority voted against removing the power for a Minister to create new exemptions in the Freedom of Information Bill by Order, including requests that were already in progress.
-  Clause 43 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||325 (+2 tell)||0||0||78.6%|
|LDem||0||34 (+2 tell)||0||78.3%|