Fire Services Bill — Title — 3 Jun 2003 at 22:04

Mr Ian Taylor MP, Esher and Walton 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.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 115 (+1 tell)071.2%
DUP0 4080.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab263 (+2 tell) 27071.2%
LDem0 36 (+1 tell)069.8%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP0 60100.0%
Total:263 198071.9%

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
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Mr Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabno
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr John CryerHornchurchLabno
Mr Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLabno
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Mr Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Mr David DrewStroudLabno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Mr David HamiltonMidlothianLabno
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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