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

Mr David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (Aye).

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

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