Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill — 23 Apr 2004 at 11:20
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
This is the third time that my name has been drawn in the private Members' ballot since I was elected in 1987. I always put my name into the ballot and always secretly hope that I will not be successful. I know that for the next four, five or six months the Bill will certainly change priorities and dominate my working life. I will become what is known as a private Bill bore, which is not a member of the British Army. I will talk of nothing else and everyone else's eyes will glaze over. That has been my experience with two Bills. Although I have failed to get them on to the statute book, that does not seem to have been an obstacle in achieving their objectives.
Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (motion to sit in private):-
The House divided: Ayes 0, Noes 25.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||0 (+2 tell)||0||1.8%|
|Lab||22 (+2 tell)||0||0||5.9%|
|George Young||North West Hampshire||Con (front bench)||no|