Post Office Services — Calls for systematic consultation before closure — rejected — 24 Mar 2004 at 16:07

The majority of MPs voted against the following motion:[1]

  • This House
  • believes that all Post Office customers who wish to continue receiving their benefits, pension payments and tax credits through the Post Office should be able to do so through a Post Office Card Account opened at the counter of a Post Office or sub-post office;
  • notes that the Government has encouraged Post Office customers to use their own bank accounts or basic bank accounts, whilst preventing the promotion of the Post Office Card Account;
  • further believes that the Government should use the roll out of Direct Payment to encourage the take-up of all benefits and tax credits;
  • calls on the Government to clarify urgently how housebound, disabled and older people who are not able to cope with the three direct payment options will be able to claim their pensions and benefits after 2005;
  • recognises the significant role played by local post offices in both rural and urban areas;
  • appreciates that ending cash benefit payments will deprive sub-postmasters of an average of 35 per cent. of their income; notes that this will make many post offices commercially unviable and is likely to lead to yet further closures;
  • further calls on the Government to ensure that the urban post office closure programme is conducted systematically and only after consulting all relevant parties including Post Office users; and
  • condemns the Government's failure to deliver benefits and tax credits in a simple, easy to understand manner while at the same time jeopardising the future prosperity of the Post Office.

This was replaced by a motion in favour of the Government in the following vote.[2]

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Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 136 (+2 tell)085.2%
DUP0 3050.0%
Ind0 1050.0%
Ind Con0 20100.0%
Lab300 (+2 tell) 0074.0%
LDem0 45083.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 50100.0%
Total:300 200077.8%

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Mr Peter AinsworthEast SurreyConaye
Mr David AmessSouthend WestConaye
Earl of Michael AncramDevizesConaye
Mr James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConaye
Mr David AtkinsonBournemouth EastConaye
Mr Peter AtkinsonHexhamContellaye
Mr Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConaye
Mr Tony BaldryBanburyConaye
Mr Gregory BarkerBexhill and BattleContellaye
Mr John BaronBillericayConaye
Mr Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkConaye
Mr John BercowBuckinghamConaye
Sir Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConaye
Mr Crispin BluntReigateConaye
Mr Tim BoswellDaventryConaye
Mr Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Mrs Virginia BottomleySouth West SurreyConaye
Mr Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestConaye
Mr Julian BrazierCanterburyConaye
Mrs Angela BrowningTiverton and HonitonConaye
Mr Simon BurnsWest ChelmsfordConaye
Mr Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireConaye
Mr John ButterfillBournemouth WestConaye
Mr David CameronWitneyConaye
Mr William CashStoneConaye
Sir Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
Mr Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
Mr James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Mr Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldConaye
Mr Tim CollinsWestmorland and LonsdaleConaye
Mr Derek ConwayOld Bexley and SidcupConaye
Sir Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConaye
Mr James CranBeverley and HoldernessConaye
Mr David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Mr Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Mr David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Mr Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConaye
Mr Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConaye
Mr Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonConaye
Mr Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConaye
Mr Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConaye
Mr Michael FallonSevenoaksConaye
Mr Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConaye
Mr Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConaye
Dr Liam FoxWoodspringConaye
Mr Mark FrancoisRayleighConaye
Mr Roger GaleNorth ThanetConaye
Mr Edward GarnierHarboroughConaye
Mrs Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamConaye
Mr Paul GoodmanWycombeConaye
Mr James GrayNorth WiltshireConaye
Mr Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellConaye
Mr Damian GreenAshfordConaye
Mr John GreenwayRyedaleConaye
Mr Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldConaye
Mr John GummerSuffolk CoastalConaye
Mr William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Conaye
Mr Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeConaye
Mr Nick HawkinsSurrey HeathConaye
Mr John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsConaye
Mr Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConaye
Mr David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsConaye
Mr Mark HobanFarehamConaye
Mr John HoramOrpingtonConaye
Mr Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConaye
Mr Michael JackFyldeConaye
Mr Boris JohnsonHenleyConaye
Mr Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Miss Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConaye
Mr Greg KnightEast YorkshireConaye
Mrs Eleanor LaingEpping ForestConaye
Mrs Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConaye
Mr Edward LeighGainsboroughConaye
Mr Oliver LetwinWest DorsetConaye
Mr Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterConaye
Mr Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConaye
Mr Peter LuffMid WorcestershireConaye
Mr Andrew MacKayBracknellConaye
Mr David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConaye
Mr Humfrey MalinsWokingConaye
Dr Brian MawhinneyNorth West CambridgeshireConaye
Mrs Anne McIntoshVale of YorkConaye
Mr Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireConaye
Mr Patrick MercerNewarkConaye
Mr Malcolm MossNorth East CambridgeshireConaye
Dr Andrew MurrisonWestburyConaye
Mr Archie NormanTunbridge WellsConaye
Mr Stephen O'BrienEddisburyConaye
Mr George OsborneTattonConaye
Mr Richard OttawayCroydon SouthConaye
Mr Richard PageSouth West HertfordshireConaye
Mr Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConaye
Mr Eric PicklesBrentwood and OngarConaye
Mr Michael PortilloKensington and ChelseaConaye
Mr Mark PriskHertford and StortfordConaye
Mr John RandallUxbridgeConaye
Mr John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Mr Andrew RobathanBlabyConaye
Mr Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentConaye
Mr Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyConaye
Mr Andrew RosindellRomfordConaye
Mr David RuffleyBury St EdmundsConaye
Mr Jonathan SayeedMid Bedfordshirewhilst Conaye
Mr Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireConaye
Mrs Gillian ShephardSouth West NorfolkConaye
Mr Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConaye
Mr Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessConaye
Mr Keith SimpsonMid NorfolkConaye
Hon. Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConaye
Mr Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireConaye
Dr Bob SpinkCastle PointConaye
Mr Richard SpringWest SuffolkConaye
Mr Anthony SteenTotnesConaye
Mr Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConaye
Mr Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestConaye
Mr Hugo SwireEast DevonConaye
Mr Robert SymsPooleConaye
Sir Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleConaye
Mr Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Mr John TaylorSolihullConaye
Mr Teddy TaylorRochford and Southend EastConaye
Mr David TredinnickBosworthConaye
Mr Michael TrendWindsorConaye
Mr Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConaye
Mr Andrew TyrieChichesterConaye
Mr Peter ViggersGosportConaye
Mr Robert WalterNorth DorsetConaye
Mr Nigel WatersonEastbourneConaye
Mrs Angela WatkinsonUpminsterConaye
Mr John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordConaye
Miss Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Mr Bill WigginLeominsterConaye
Mr David WillettsHavantConaye
Mr David WilshireSpelthorneConaye
Mr Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConaye
Mr Tim YeoSouth SuffolkConaye
Sir George YoungNorth West HampshireConaye
Mr Peter DuncanGalloway and Upper NithsdaleConabsent
Mr Michael FabricantLichfieldConabsent
Mr Howard FlightArundel and South Downswhilst Conabsent
Mr Adrian FlookTauntonConabsent
Mr Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonConabsent
Mr Charles HendryWealdenConabsent
Mr Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConabsent
Mr Gerald HowarthAldershotConabsent
Mr Robert JacksonWantagewhilst Conabsent
Hon. Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConabsent
Mr Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireConabsent
Dr Julian LewisNew Forest EastConabsent
Mr David LidingtonAylesburyConabsent
Mr Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConabsent
Mr John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConabsent
Mr Michael MatesEast HampshireConabsent
Mr Francis MaudeHorshamConabsent
Mrs Theresa MayMaidenheadConabsent
Mr Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConabsent
Mr James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireConabsent
Mrs Marion RoeBroxbourneConabsent
Mrs Caroline SpelmanMeridenConabsent
Mr John StanleyTonbridge and MallingConabsent
Mr John WilkinsonRuislip - NorthwoodConabsent
Sir Alan HaselhurstSaffron WaldenDeputy Speakerabsent
Mrs Sylvia HealHalesowen and Rowley RegisDeputy Speakerabsent
Mr Michael LordCentral Suffolk and North IpswichDeputy Speakerabsent
Mr Gregory CampbellEast LondonderryDUPaye
Mr Nigel DoddsBelfast NorthDUPaye
Mr Jeffrey M DonaldsonLagan Valleywhilst DUPaye
Reverend Dr Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUPabsent
Mrs Iris RobinsonStrangfordDUPabsent
Mr Peter RobinsonBelfast EastDUPabsent
Dr Richard TaylorWyre ForestIndaye
Mr George GallowayGlasgow Kelvinwhilst Indabsent
Mr Andrew HunterBasingstokewhilst Ind Conaye
Ann WintertonCongletonwhilst Ind Conaye
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mrs Irene AdamsPaisley NorthLabno
Mr Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)no
Mr Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLab (minister)no
Mr Douglas AlexanderPaisley SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabno
Mrs Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLabno
Ms Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)no
Ms Candy AthertonFalmouth and CamborneLabno
Ms Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLab (minister)no
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Mr Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLabno
Ms Vera BairdRedcarLabno
Mr Tony BanksWest HamLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
Mr John BattleLeeds WestLabno
Mr Hugh BayleyCity of YorkLabno
Mr Nigel BeardBexleyheath and CrayfordLabno
Mr Joe BentonBootleLabno
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Mrs Liz BlackmanErewashLabno
Ms Hazel BlearsSalfordLab (minister)no
Mr Bob BlizzardWaveneyLabno
Mr Keith BradleyManchester, WithingtonLabno
Mr Peter BradleyThe WrekinLabno
Mr Kevin BrennanCardiff WestLabno
Mr Gordon BrownDunfermline EastLab (minister)no
Mr Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLabno
Mr Russell BrownDumfriesLabno
Mr Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLab (minister)no
Ms Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLabno
Mr Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabno
Mr Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Mr Andy BurnhamLeighLabno
Mr Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLabno
Mr Richard CabornSheffield CentralLab (minister)no
Mr David CairnsGreenock and InverclydeLabno
Mr Alan CampbellTynemouthLabno
Mrs Anne CampbellCambridgeLabno
Mr Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Mr Ivor CaplinHoveLab (minister)no
Mr Roger CasaleWimbledonLabno
Mr Martin CatonGowerLabno
Mr Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLabno
Mr Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLabno
Mr Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLabno
Mr Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabno
Mr Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Mr Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabno
Mr David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Mr Vernon CoakerGedlingLab (minister)no
Ms Ann CoffeyStockportLabno
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Iain ColemanHammersmith and FulhamLabno
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabno
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabno
Ms Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab (minister)no
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Ms Jean CorstonBristol EastLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Mr David CrausbyBolton North EastLabno
Mr Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Mrs Ann CryerKeighleyLabno
Mr John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Dr Jack CunninghamCopelandLabno
Mr Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabno
Mr Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLabno
Mr Alistair DarlingEdinburgh CentralLab (minister)no
Mr Wayne DavidCaerphillyLabno
Mr Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLabno
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Mr Parmjit DhandaGloucesterLabno
Mr Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Mr Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabno
Mr Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Mr Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLabno
Mr Frank DoranAberdeen CentralLabno
Mr Jim DowdLewisham WestLabno
Mr David DrewStroudLabno
Ms Julia DrownSouth SwindonLabno
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Ms Angela EagleWallaseyLabno
Ms Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLab (minister)no
Mr Huw EdwardsMonmouthLabno
Mr Clive EffordElthamLabno
Mrs Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLabno
Mr Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabno
Mr Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Mr Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Ms Lorna FitzsimonsRochdaleLabno
Mrs Barbara FollettStevenageLabno
Mr Michael FosterWorcesterLabno
Mr Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabno
Mr Hywel FrancisAberavonLabno
Mr Mike GapesIlford SouthLabno
Mr Bruce GeorgeWalsall SouthLabno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Ms Linda GilroyPlymouth, SuttonLabno
Mr Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Mr Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLab (minister)no
Mr Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Win GriffithsBridgendLabno
Mr John GroganSelbyLabno
Mr Peter HainNeathLab (minister)no
Mr Patrick HallBedfordLabno
Mr David HamiltonMidlothianLabno
Mr David HansonDelynLabno
Ms Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)no
Mr Tom HarrisGlasgow CathcartLabno
Mr Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Mr John HealeyWentworthLab (minister)no
Mr Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
Mr Mark HendrickPrestonLabno
Mr Stephen HepburnJarrowLabno
Mr John HeppellNottingham EastLab (minister)tellno
Mr Stephen HesfordWirral WestLabno
Ms Patricia HewittLeicester WestLab (minister)no
Mr David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLabno
Mr Keith HillStreathamLab (minister)no
Mr Jimmy HoodClydesdaleLabno
Mr Geoff HoonAshfieldLab (minister)no
Mr Phil HopeCorbyLab (minister)no
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Mr Alan HowarthNewport EastLabno
Mr George HowarthKnowsley North and Sefton EastLabno
Dr Kim HowellsPontypriddLab (minister)no
Mr Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
Ms Beverley HughesStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)no
Mr Kevin HughesDoncaster NorthLabno
Mrs Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabno
Mr Alan HurstBraintreeLabno
Mr John HuttonBarrow and FurnessLab (minister)no
Dr Brian IddonBolton South EastLabno
Mr Adam IngramEast KilbrideLab (minister)no
Mr Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Mr Brian JenkinsTamworthLabno
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabno
Mr Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLabno
Mr Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Ms Tessa JowellDulwich and West NorwoodLab (minister)no
Ms Sally KeebleNorthampton NorthLabno
Mrs Ann KeenBrentford and IsleworthLabno
Ms Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)no
Mr Fraser KempHoughton and Washington EastLab (minister)no
Mr Piara S KhabraEaling, SouthallLabno
Mr David KidneyStaffordLabno
Mr Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabno
Ms Oona KingBethnal Green and BowLabno
Mr Jim KnightSouth DorsetLabno
Dr Ashok KumarMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabno
Dr Stephen LadymanSouth ThanetLab (minister)no
Mr David LammyTottenhamLab (minister)no
Mrs Jackie LawrencePreseli PembrokeshireLabno
Mr Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabno
Mr Mark LazarowiczEdinburgh North and LeithLabno
Mr David LepperBrighton, PavilionLabno
Mr Christopher LeslieShipleyLab (minister)no
Mr Tom LevittHigh PeakLabno
Mr Ivan LewisBury SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Mrs Helen LiddellAirdrie and ShottsLabno
Mr Martin LintonBatterseaLabno
Mr Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Mr Andrew LoveEdmontonLabno
Mr Ian LucasWrexhamLabno
Mr Iain LukeDundee EastLabno
Mr John LyonsStrathkelvin and BearsdenLabno
Mr Calum MacDonaldNa h-Eileanan an IarLabno
Mr John MacDougallCentral FifeLabno
Mr Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabno
Ms Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Mr Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Miss Judy MallaberAmber ValleyLabno
Mr John MannBassetlawLabno
Mr Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLabno
Mr Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr Eric MartlewCarlisleLabno
Mr Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)no
Mr Stephen McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLabno
Mr Ian McCartneyMakerfieldLab (minister)no
Ms Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr John McFallDumbartonLabno
Mrs Anne McGuireStirlingLab (minister)no
Ms Shona McIsaacCleethorpesLabno
Ms Ann McKechinGlasgow MaryhillLabno
Mrs Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld and KilsythLabno
Mr Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)no
Mr Tony McWalterHemel HempsteadLabno
Mr John McWilliamBlaydonLabno
Mr Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabno
Ms Gillian MerronLincolnLab (minister)tellno
Mr Alun MichaelCardiff South and PenarthLab (minister)no
Mr Alan MilburnDarlingtonLabno
Mr Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabno
Mrs Laura MoffattCrawleyLabno
Dr Lewis MoonieKirkcaldyLabno
Ms Margaret MoranLuton SouthLab (minister)no
Ms Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabno
Ms Kali MountfordColne ValleyLabno
Mr George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Ms Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabno
Mr Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLab (minister)no
Dr Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLabno
Mr Dan NorrisWansdykeLabno
Mr Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Mr Mike O'BrienNorth WarwickshireLab (minister)no
Mr Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLabno
Mr Martin O'NeillOchilLabno
Mrs Diana OrganForest of DeanLabno
Ms Sandra OsborneAyrLabno
Mr Albert OwenYnys MônLabno
Dr Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabno
Ms Linda PerhamIlford NorthLabno
Mr Colin PickthallWest LancashireLabno
Mr Peter PikeBurnleyLabno
Mr James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLabno
Mr Chris PondGraveshamLab (minister)no
Mr Greg PopeHyndburnLabno
Mr Stephen PoundEaling NorthLabno
Ms Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLab (minister)no
Ms Dawn PrimaroloBristol SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Gwyn ProsserDoverLabno
Mr Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabno
Mr James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLabno
Ms Joyce QuinGateshead East and Washington WestLabno
Mr Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabno
Mr Syd RapsonPortsmouth NorthLabno
Mr Andy ReedLoughboroughLabno
Mr John RobertsonGlasgow AnnieslandLabno
Mr Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabno
Mrs Barbara RocheHornsey and Wood GreenLabno
Mr Terry RooneyBradford NorthLabno
Mr Ernie RossDundee WestLabno
Mr Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabno
Ms Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLabno
Ms Joan RyanEnfield NorthLab (minister)no
Mr Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Mr Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabno
Mr Phil SawfordKetteringLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Mr Jim SheridanWest RenfrewshireLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Marsha SinghBradford WestLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Ms Jacqui SmithRedditchLab (minister)no
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabno
Mr John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Ms Rachel SquireDunfermline WestLabno
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabno
Mr George StevensonStoke-on-Trent SouthLabno
Mr David StewartInverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabno
Mr Ian StewartEcclesLabno
Mr Paul StinchcombeWellingboroughLabno
Dr Howard StoateDartfordLabno
Dr Gavin StrangEdinburgh East and MusselburghLabno
Mr Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLabno
Ms Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLabno
Mr Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLabno
Ms Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Mr Gareth ThomasClwyd WestLabno
Mr Stephen TimmsEast HamLab (minister)no
Mr Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Mr Jon TrickettHemsworthLabno
Mr Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Mr Dennis TurnerWolverhampton South EastLabno
Dr Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabno
Mr Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)no
Mr Stephen TwiggEnfield, SouthgateLab (minister)no
Mr Bill TynanHamilton SouthLabno
Ms Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabno
Ms Claire WardWatfordLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLabno
Mr Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLabno
Dr Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabno
Mr Malcolm WicksCroydon NorthLab (minister)no
Mr Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLabno
Mrs Betty WilliamsConwyLabno
Mr Michael WillsNorth SwindonLabno
Mr Brian WilsonCunninghame NorthLabno
Mr David WinnickWalsall NorthLabno
Ms Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLab (minister)no
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Mr Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLab (minister)no
Mr Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabno
Mr David WrightTelfordLabno
Dr Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabno
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLababsent
Miss Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)absent
Miss Anne BeggAberdeen SouthLababsent
Mr Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)absent
Mr Hilary BennLeeds CentralLab (minister)absent
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLababsent
Mr Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLababsent
Mr Tony BlairSedgefieldLab (minister)absent
Mr David BlunkettSheffield, BrightsideLab (minister)absent
Mr Paul BoatengBrent SouthLab (minister)absent
Mr David BorrowSouth RibbleLababsent
Mr Ben BradshawExeterLab (minister)absent
Mr Chris BryantRhonddaLababsent
Mr David ChaytorBury NorthLababsent
Dr Lynda ClarkEdinburgh PentlandsLab (minister)absent
Mr Paul ClarkGillinghamLab (minister)absent
Ms Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLababsent
Mr Frank CookStockton NorthLababsent
Mr Robin CookLivingstonLababsent
Mr Tom CoxTootingLababsent
Professor Ross CranstonDudley NorthLababsent
Mr John CryerHornchurchLababsent
Ms Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLababsent
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLababsent
Mrs Valerie DaveyBristol WestLababsent
Mr Geraint DaviesCroydon CentralLababsent
Mr Terry DavisBirmingham, Hodge HillLababsent
Mrs Janet DeanBurtonLababsent
Mr John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLababsent
Mr Jeff EnnisBarnsley East and MexboroughLababsent
Mr Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLababsent
Ms Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)absent
Mr Paul FlynnNewport WestLababsent
Mr Derek FosterBishop AucklandLababsent
Mr George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLababsent
Mr Barry GardinerBrent NorthLababsent
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLababsent
Mr Mike HallWeaver ValeLababsent
Mr Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLababsent
Mr Ivan HendersonHarwichLababsent
Mr David HinchliffeWakefieldLababsent
Mrs Margaret HodgeBarkingLab (minister)absent
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLababsent
Mr Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLababsent
Mrs Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLababsent
Mr David JamiesonPlymouth, DevonportLab (minister)absent
Mr Alan JohnsonKingston upon Hull West and HessleLab (minister)absent
Miss Melanie JohnsonWelwyn HatfieldLab (minister)absent
Ms Helen JonesWarrington NorthLababsent
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLababsent
Mr Eric JoyceFalkirk WestLababsent
Mr Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLababsent
Mr Alan KeenFeltham and HestonLababsent
Ms Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)absent
Mr Denis MacShaneRotherhamLab (minister)absent
Mr Peter MandelsonHartlepoolLababsent
Mr David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLababsent
Dr Jim MarshallLeicester SouthLababsent
Ms Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLababsent
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLababsent
Mr Alan MealeMansfieldLababsent
Mr David MilibandSouth ShieldsLab (minister)absent
Mr Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLababsent
Mr Chris MoleIpswichLababsent
Mr Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)absent
Ms Estelle MorrisBirmingham, YardleyLab (minister)absent
Mr Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)absent
Mr Denis MurphyWansbeckLababsent
Mr Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)absent
Mr Bill OlnerNuneatonLababsent
Mr Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)absent
Mrs Anne PickingEast LothianLababsent
Mr Kerry PollardSt AlbansLababsent
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLababsent
Mr John PrescottKingston upon Hull EastLab (minister)absent
Mr Bill RammellHarlowLab (minister)absent
Mr Nick RaynsfordGreenwich and WoolwichLab (minister)absent
Dr John ReidHamilton North and BellshillLab (minister)absent
Mr Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLababsent
Mrs Christine RussellCity of ChesterLababsent
Mr Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLababsent
Mr Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLababsent
Mr Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLababsent
Ms Debra ShipleyStourbridgeLababsent
Ms Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLababsent
Mr Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLababsent
Mr Andrew SmithOxford EastLab (minister)absent
Ms Angela SmithBasildonLab (minister)absent
Mr Chris SmithIslington South and FinsburyLababsent
Ms Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLababsent
Mr John SmithVale of GlamorganLababsent
Ms Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLababsent
Dr Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLababsent
Mr Jack StrawBlackburnLab (minister)absent
Mrs Ann TaylorDewsburyLababsent
Mr Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)absent
Mr Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLababsent
Mr Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)absent
Mr Neil TurnerWiganLababsent
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Mr Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLababsent
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Norman BakerLewesLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Mr Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Ms Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Dr Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Ms Patsy CaltonCheadleLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
Ms Sue DoughtyGuildfordLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Ms Sandra GidleyRomseyLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Matthew GreenLudlowLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Dr Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemaye
Mr Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDemaye
Mr David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
Mr Nigel JonesCheltenhamLDemaye
Mr Paul KeetchHerefordLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and Inverness WestLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Archy KirkwoodRoxburgh and BerwickshireLDemaye
Mr Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDem (front bench)aye
Mr David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and Atchamwhilst LDem (front bench)aye
Mr Michael MooreTweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Mark OatenWinchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDem (front bench)aye
Mr David RendelNewburyLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Sir Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDem (front bench)aye
Ms Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)aye
Viscount John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Paul TylerNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Professor Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDem (front bench)aye
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Mr Malcolm BruceGordonLDem (front bench)absent
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDem (front bench)absent
Mr Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)absent
Mr David ChidgeyEastleighLDemabsent
Mr Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDem (front bench)absent
Mr Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)absent
Mr John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)absent
Dr Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemabsent
Mr Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)aye
Mr Adam PriceCarmarthen East and DinefwrPC (front bench)aye
Mr Simon ThomasCeredigionPC (front bench)aye
Mr Hywel WilliamsCaernarfonPC (front bench)aye
Mr John HumeFoyleSDLPabsent
Mr Seamus MallonNewry and ArmaghSDLPabsent
Mr Eddie McGradySouth DownSDLPabsent
Mr Gerry AdamsBelfast WestSFabsent
Mr Pat DohertyWest TyroneSFabsent
Ms Michelle GildernewFermanagh and South TyroneSFabsent
Mr Martin McGuinnessMid UlsterSFabsent
Ms Annabelle EwingPerthSNP (front bench)aye
Mr Angus RobertsonMoraySNP (front bench)aye
Mr Michael WeirAngusSNP (front bench)aye
Mr Pete WishartNorth TaysideSNP (front bench)aye
Mr Alex SalmondBanff and BuchanSNP (front bench)absent
Mr Michael MartinGlasgow SpringburnSpeakerabsent
Mr Roy BeggsEast AntrimUUPaye
David BurnsideSouth Antrimwhilst UUPaye
Lady Lady HermonNorth DownUUPaye
Martin SmythBelfast Southwhilst UUPaye
Mr David TrimbleUpper BannUUPaye

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