Human Rights Act — 28 Oct 2002 at 21:50

Mr David Laws MP, Yeovil voted with the majority (No).

I beg to move,

That this House notes with concern the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the sentencing powers of the Home Secretary and in other respects; further notes that the Government has not so far made any defining statement about its intentions relating to the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights; and calls upon the Government to work with all political parties which are represented in the House in order to construct a lasting settlement that can bring the Human Rights Act 1998 into conformity with the democratic will of the people and the concepts of liberty that have served this country so well for so long.

I beg to move, To leave out from XHouse" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

Xnotes that the Human Rights Act 1998 is fully in conformity with parliamentary sovereignty, which enables Parliament to reflect the democratic will of the people; and further notes that the Human Rights Act enshrines the concepts of liberty that have served this country so well for so long."

Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 133, Noes 350.

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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
Con0 128 (+2 tell)079.8%
DUP0 2040.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab307 (+2 tell) 0075.4%
LDem36 0067.9%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP2 0040.0%
UUP1 2050.0%
Total:350 133075.3%

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Lady Lady HermonNorth DownUUPno

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