Policing (Northern Ireland) — 2 Dec 2002 at 19:12

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

I beg to move,

That this House notes the continuing terrorist activities of the IRA; does not consider its representatives fit to participate in the government of part of the United Kingdom; deplores attempts to undermine further the integrity of policing in Northern Ireland by granting more concessions to Sinn Fein-IRA; and opposes offering non-elected convicted terrorists places on district policing partnerships.

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

Xwelcomes the enormous strides towards a more peaceful society in Northern Ireland and the significant developments in policing that have been achieved in recent years; further welcomes the changes to policing proposed in the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill; in particular endorses the Government's view that the time is not yet right to allow unelected ex-prisoners to serve on district policing partnerships; and further welcomes the Government's openness in sharing with this House and the people of Northern Ireland its thinking on how this might be achieved in the future, in the context of acts of completion on the part of paramilitaries.".

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

The House divided: Ayes 6, Noes 298.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

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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 000.0%
DUP0 3 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab275 (+2 tell) 0067.6%
LDem23 0043.4%
UUP0 2033.3%
Total:298 6048.3%

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