Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill — 8 Jan 2004 at 17:50
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill covers two distinct subject areas, both of which are of considerable interest to the House, and I shall deal with each in turn. First, it deals with the Government's remaining involvement in the financing and administration of horse racing. Part 1 of the Bill covers the sale and dissolution of the Horserace Totalisator Board, normally known as the Tote. It provides for the vesting of the Tote's assets in a successor company wholly owned by the Crown, and the subsequent sale of that company. The Bill will enable the Government to deliver our manifesto commitment to sell the Tote to a racing trust, and to do so in a way that is fair to racing and to the taxpayer.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 348, Noes 5.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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|
|Lab||252 (+2 tell)||0||0||62.3%|
|PC||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||75.0%|
|SNP||0||3 (+1 tell)||0||80.0%|