Social Security Fraud Bill — New Clause 2 — 1 May 2001

Mr James Gray MP, North Wiltshire voted in the minority (Teller for the Ayes).

As amended in the Committee, considered.

Disclosure of benefit details

'The Secretary of State may require, by amending any benefit application form, that all benefit applicants shall give consent in writing, as a condition of receiving benefit, to the provision of some or all of their benefit details by an authorised officer to--

Brought up, and read the First Time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second Time.

The new clause is billed as "Disclosure of benefit details", but it could have been entitled "Joining CIFAS"--or indeed, given its genesis, termed the "wish list" of the Minister of State, who has expressed the wish that the Government could join the credit industry fraud avoidance system.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 133, Noes 312.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 131 (+2 tell)083.6%
DUP0 1033.3%
Ind1 0033.3%
Lab284 (+2 tell) 1068.8%
LDem25 0053.2%
PC2 0050.0%
Total:312 133070.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye

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