Fire Services Bill — Title — 3 Jun 2003 at 22:04
George Osborne MP, Tatton voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
Today, we have had the opportunity to debate in detail the issues arising from the powers that we are seeking in the Bill. Like the events of the past year, these debates have illustrated how difficult it is to strike the right balance between the competing interests and points of view of the staff of fire brigades who want a fair level of pay for the difficult and dangerous job they do; the employers who have to manage fire brigades so they provide a good service to the public within budget; the public, who are entitled to expect protection from fires and other accidents; and the armed forces and the police, who have been diverted from their usual duties during the current dispute, often at significant personal and professional cost. But in the end, that balance must be struck. In the public interest, we cannot allow the dispute about pay in the fire service to continue indefinitely. A resolution must be found one way or another, and that is a responsibility that we as a Government must accept.
Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:-
The House divided: Ayes 263, Noes 198.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||0||115 (+1 tell)||0||71.2%|
|Lab||263 (+2 tell)||27||0||71.2%|
|LDem||0||36 (+1 tell)||0||69.8%|
|John Austin||Erith and Thamesmead||Lab||no|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Ms Helen Clark||Peterborough||Lab||no|
|Harry Cohen||Leyton and Wanstead||Lab||no|
|Mr Iain Coleman||Hammersmith and Fulham||Lab||no|
|Michael Connarty||Falkirk East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow Pollok||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab||no|
|David Hamilton||Midlothian||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||no|
|Mrs Alice Mahon||Halifax||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||no|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||no|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||no|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||no|