Modernisation of the House of Commons — SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 1) — 14 May 2002 at 19:44

Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted with the majority (No).

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That-

(1) the following Standing Order (Committee of Nomination) be made:

"(1) There shall be a select committee, called the Committee of Nomination, to propose to the House the membership of all select committees other than the Committee of Nomination itself and any other select committee for which the House makes other provision.

(2) The committee shall consist of nine members nominated by the Chairman of Ways and Means, who shall be the following:

(a) the most senior woman member of the Chairmen's Panel belonging to the Government party, and the three other most senior members of the Panel belonging to that party;

(b) the most senior woman member of the Panel belonging to the party to which the Leader of the Opposition belongs, and the other most senior member of the Panel belonging to that party;

(c) the most senior member of the Panel belonging to the second largest opposition party;

(d) the most senior Member of the House belonging to the Government party but not being a Minister of the Crown; and

(e) the most senior Member of the House not belonging to the Government party who is not a front-bench spokesman for his party.

(3) Where a Member who would otherwise be a member of the Committee of Nomination is unwilling to serve, the next most senior Member in the relevant category shall be nominated.

(4) In sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (2) of this order, seniority shall consist of length of continuous service as a member of the Chairmen's Panel (other than as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means), and in sub-paragraphs (d) and (e) of that paragraph, seniority shall consist of length of continuous service as a Member of the House.

(5) The Chairman of Ways and Means, or in his absence a Deputy Chairman, shall be chairman of the committee, but shall not vote.

(6) The Chairman of Ways and Means shall report the membership of the committee to the House.

(7) The quorum of the committee shall be seven when the committee is nominating select committees at the commencement of a Parliament and otherwise four, in either case including the chairman.

(8) The committee shall have power to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House and to report from time to time.";

(2) Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees) be amended as follows:

Line 9, leave out paragraph (2) and add-

"(2) Unless the House otherwise orders, no motion shall be made for the nomination of members of select committees, or for their discharge, unless-

(a) notice of the motion has been given at least two sitting days previously; and

(b) the motion is made on behalf of the Committee of Nomination by one of its members.

(3) Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a select committee shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament (or for the period of existence of the committee, if that is a shorter period).";

(3) Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) be amended, as follows:

Line 16, leave out from "committees)" to "which" in line 20; and

(4) Standing Orders be amended, as follows:

Standing Order No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting)

Line 29, leave out paragraph (6);

Standing Order No. 140 (Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills)

Line 37, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 141 (Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee)

Line 98, leave out paragraph (10);

Standing Order No. 142 (Domestic Committees)

Line 37, leave out paragraph (7);

Standing Order No. 143 (European Scrutiny Committee)

Line 80, leave out paragraph (13);

Standing Order No. 144 (Finance and Services Committee)

Line 29, leave out paragraph (5);

Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee)

Line 27, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 146 (Select Committee on Public Administration)

Line 20, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 147 (Procedure Committee)

Line 11, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 148 (Committee of Public Accounts)

Line 10, leave out paragraph (2);

Standing Order No. 149 (Committee on Standards and Privileges)

Line 26, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee))

Line 126, leave out paragraph (11);

Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments)

Line 34, leave out paragraph (5);

Standing Order No. 152A (Environmental Audit Committee)

Line 10, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 152B (Human rights (joint committee))

Line 41, leave out paragraph (6);

Standing Order No. 152C (Tax simplification (joint committee))

Line 15, leave out paragraph (4).-[Mr. Robin Cook.]

Amendment made: (a), in line 7, leave out 'nine' and insert 'thirteen'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Amendment proposed: (d), in line 20, at end add 'and

(f) two Members belonging to the Government party, one belonging to the party to which the Leader of the Opposition belongs, and one belonging to the second largest opposition party, in each case first elected to the House in the previous Parliament and proposed by the chairman of the relevant party.'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Amendment made to the proposed amendment: (h), in line 4, after second 'the', insert 'current or'.- [Mr. Bryant.]

Amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Amendment made: (e), in line 21, after '(3)', insert 'In sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (2) of this order.'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Main Question, as amended, put:-

The House divided: Ayes 195, Noes 209.

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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
Con87 22066.5%
Lab122 (+2 tell) 133 (+2 tell)063.2%
LDem0 32060.4%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 1016.7%
Total:209 196063.7%

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
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)aye
Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConaye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Edward GarnierHarboroughConaye
Paul GoodmanWycombeConaye
William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Conaye
Michael JackFyldeConaye
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConaye
Francis MaudeHorshamConaye
Brian MawhinneyNorth West CambridgeshireConaye
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)aye
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)aye
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Teddy TaylorRochford and Southend EastConaye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Ann WintertonCongletonwhilst Conaye
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConaye
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Irene AdamsPaisley NorthLabno
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)no
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLab (minister)no
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
John BattleLeeds WestLabno
Nigel BeardBexleyheath and CrayfordLabno
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)no
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLabno
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabno
Keith BradleyManchester, WithingtonLab (minister)no
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLab (minister)no
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
David CairnsGreenock and InverclydeLabno
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabno
Ivor CaplinHoveLab (minister)tellno
Paul ClarkGillinghamLabno
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabno
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Vernon CoakerGedlingLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Jack CunninghamCopelandLabno
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabno
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)no
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLab (minister)no
Geraint DaviesCroydon CentralLab (minister)no
Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLab (minister)no
Angela EagleWallaseyLab (minister)no
Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLab (minister)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)no
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabno
George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)no
Mike GapesIlford SouthLabno
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLabno
Jane GriffithsReading EastLabno
Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLab (minister)no
Peter HainNeathLab (minister)no
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabno
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLab (minister)no
Ivan HendersonHarwichLabno
Mark HendrickPrestonLab (minister)no
Phil HopeCorbyLab (minister)no
George HowarthKnowsley North and Sefton EastLabno
Kim HowellsPontypriddLab (minister)no
Kevin HughesDoncaster NorthLabno
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabno
David JamiesonPlymouth, DevonportLab (minister)no
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)no
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLab (minister)no
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Eric JoyceFalkirk WestLab (minister)no
Alan KeenFeltham and HestonLabno
Ann KeenBrentford and IsleworthLabno
Stephen LadymanSouth ThanetLabno
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabno
Christopher LeslieShipleyLab (minister)no
Iain LukeDundee EastLabno
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLab (minister)no
John MannBassetlawLabno
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabno
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)no
Stephen McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)no
John McFallDumbartonLabno
Anne McGuireStirlingLab (minister)no
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)no
Lewis MoonieKirkcaldyLab (minister)no
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)no
Kali MountfordColne ValleyLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLabno
Dan NorrisWansdykeLab (minister)no
Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabno
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)tellno
Colin PickthallWest LancashireLabno
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLabno
Kerry PollardSt AlbansLabno
Chris PondGraveshamLabno
Greg PopeHyndburnLabno
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabno
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLabno
Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabno
Bill RammellHarlowLabno
Terry RooneyBradford NorthLabno
Ernie RossDundee WestLabno
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (minister)no
Christine RussellCity of ChesterLabno
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLab (minister)no
Phil SawfordKetteringLabno
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Angela SmithBasildonLab (minister)no
Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLabno
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabno
Howard StoateDartfordLabno
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)no
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)no
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)no
Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLab (minister)no
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
Gareth ThomasClwyd WestLabno
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)no
Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabno
Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)no
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Dennis TurnerWolverhampton South EastLabno
Derek TwiggHaltonLabno
Claire WardWatfordLabno
Brian WilsonCunninghame NorthLab (minister)no
Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabno
David WrightTelfordLab (minister)no

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