Freedom of Information Bill and Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Allocation Of Time) — Interpretation — 27 Nov 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The Majority voted for a timetable motion which said:
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Freedom of Information Bill shall be completed at today's sitting and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at midnight.
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill shall be completed on the allotted day and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. on that day.
This is known as a "guillotine motion" to hurry through the business before the Parliamentary session ends.
-  Freedom of Information Bill, October 2000, House of Lords.
-  Mr. Jack Straw MP, 27 November 2000, Hansard.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||113 (+2 tell)||0||71.9%|
|Lab||347 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.9%|