Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill — Clause 1 — Guarantee of continued judicial independence — 4 Mar 2002 at 16:30
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (No).
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alliance ranged against the Minister-unless, that is, he tells us later that the Law Society of Northern Ireland has withdrawn from the field.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.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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||124 (+2 tell)||0||76.8%|
|Lab||272 (+2 tell)||0||0||66.8%|