Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill — Clause 1 — Guarantee of continued judicial independence — 4 Mar 2002 at 16:30

Mr Hugo Swire MP, East Devon voted in the minority (Aye).

I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 6, after "judiciary", insert "and the legal profession".

We return to this subject following a debate in Committee during which I withdrew a similar amendment because the Minister was about to have further consultations with its main proponent, the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Without wishing to detain the House at length by recapping the debate in Committee, it is important for us to note just how wide is the alliance ranged against the Minister-unless, that is, he tells us later that the Law Society of Northern Ireland has withdrawn from the field.

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 275.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 124 (+2 tell)076.8%
DUP0 2040.0%
Lab272 (+2 tell) 0066.8%
LDem0 19035.8%
PC0 2050.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP3 0050.0%
Total:275 152066.3%

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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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