Post Office — Condemnation of government mismanagement — rejected — 29 Jan 2002 at 21:46
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted to reject the motion before Parliament:
- This House
- notes that under this Government the Post Office has gone from a profitable organisation to a business that is making half-yearly operating losses of £100 million, has the worst strike record of any business in the country and is consistently failing to meet its delivery targets;
- deplores its reported intention to abandon its morning delivery guarantee; condemns the Government for retaining Consignia in full public ownership while at the same time refusing to take any responsibility for its failures;
- further notes that in the last financial year another 547 sub post offices closed;
- regrets the Government's determination to press ahead with the withdrawal of benefit payments across the counter despite its failure to put in place any alternative source of income, thus threatening the survival of thousands more; and
- further condemns the Government's total mismanagement, which has created the crisis that is facing the Post Office today.
An alternative motion was proposed in its place and voted through.
-  John Whittingdale MP, House of Commons, 29 January 2002
-  Post Office - Condemnation of previous Conservative government, House of Commons, 29 January 2002
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|
|Con||0||139 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|Lab||313 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.0%|