Freedom of Information Bill — New Bodies — National Assembly for Wales — 27 Nov 2000
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (Aye).
The Majority voted to revise the definition of a public body that would be added to the list of bodies subject to the Freedom of Information Act to include not only bodies established by Ministers, by government departments, but also those established by the National Assembly for Wales.
During the debate, the Opposition took the government to task for its oversight in mistaking the Welsh Assembly for just another government department, and not having named it in principle. The Scottish Parliament and the Norther Ireland Assembly are devolved, so have their own independent Freedom of Information Acts.
-  Freedom of Information Bill, October 2000, House of Lords.
-  Mr. Mike O'Brien MP, 27 November 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||113 (+2 tell)||0||71.9%|
|Lab||326 (+2 tell)||0||0||78.8%|