Road Transport Bill — 9 Feb 2001
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Exceeding the speed limit, driving while using a mobile telephone, failing to observe basic seat-belt rules are things that we all do every day although we know we should not. Road safety across the nation would be greatly improved if we took better notice of those things that we know we should be doing. My Bill helps to address that issue.
My concern is that the Bill does not provide that remedy either.
The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is due to commence a public consultation shortly on two draft Statutory Instruments which will create tough penalties for both the installation and use of such devices in a motor vehicle."--[ Official Report , 8 January 2001; Vol. 360, c.428W.]
Question, That the Question be now put, put and agreed to.
Question put accordingly, That the Bill be now read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 15, Noes 1.
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||4 (+2 tell)||1||0||4.4%|
|Lab||8||0 (+2 tell)||0||2.4%|
|Mr Nick St Aubyn||Guildford||Con||no|