Motion to sit in private — 14 Mar 2003 at 13:57

Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield voted with the majority (No).

The superficial issue in this division was whether the House should debate the Government Powers (Limitation) Bill in a private session. In reality, the attempt to sit in private was a procedural move to end consideration of the Bill which was initiated Andrew Dismore (Member for Hendon). By the Standing Orders of the House, if fewer than 40 MPs voted in the division (regardless of the result), then proceedings on the Bill would cease. Dismore was therefore challenging the Member in charge of the Bill to ensure sufficient supporters were present in order to continue the debate.

See What is a motion to sit in private? in the FAQ.

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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
Con14 008.6%
Lab0 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)01.0%
LDem5 009.4%
Total:19 003.7%

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
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