Iraq — Endorse UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Final Opportunity for Iraq to Disarm — 26 Feb 2003 at 19:13
The majority of MPs voted to endorse UN Security Council resolution 1441 giving Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations.
The text of the approved motion:
- This House
- takes note of Command Paper Cm 5769 on Iraq;
- reaffirms its endorsement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, as expressed in its Resolution of 25th November 2002;
- supports the Government's continuing efforts in the United Nations to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction; and
- calls upon Iraq to recognise this as its final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations.
The MPs had just voted against adding the phrase "but finds the case for military action against Iraq as yet unproven" onto the end of it.
-  Jack Straw MP speech, House of Commons, 26 February 2003
-  No copies of Command Paper 5769 have been found on the web. A link from here for a time pointed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice for Iraq(!)
-  Iraq - Second resolution not necessary, House of Commons Division, 25 November 2002.
-  Iraq - Case for war unproven - rejected, House of Commons Division, 26 February 2003.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||151||0 (+1 tell)||0||93.3%|
|Lab||272 (+2 tell)||59 (+1 tell)||0||81.5%|