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

Mark Hoban MP, Fareham voted in the minority (Teller for the Noes).

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.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 115 (+1 tell)071.2%
DUP0 4080.0%
Independent0 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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John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
John CryerHornchurchLabno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)no
Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
David DrewStroudLabno
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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