EU Justice and Home Affairs — 14 Oct 2004 at 14:24
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move,
That this House takes note of European Union document No. 10249/04, with ADD 1 and ADD 2, Commission Communication on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: assessment of the Tampere Programme and future orientations; notes that the Communication forms the basis of negotiations for the next European Union Justice and Home Affairs Work Programme; and supports the Government's position that the Work Programme should focus on measures that complement the efforts of Member States and will be of most benefit to European Union citizens.
I beg to move, in line 4, to leave out from "orientations" to the end of the Question and to add instead thereof:
"but believes that the Government has failed adequately to support the national interest in its response to the Tampere Programme, including its failure to halt the proposal to introduce co-decision and Qualified Majority Voting on immigration, asylum, visas and border measures and the Commission's aim further to harmonise the civil and criminal justice systems of Member States."
Question put, That the amendment be made:-
Those voting Aye in this division were condeming the government for its failure to protect British interests in relation to border control.
The House divided: Ayes 115, Noes 277.
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||0||108 (+2 tell)||0||67.5%|
|Lab||246 (+2 tell)||1||1||61.4%|
|Jim Cunningham||Coventry South||Lab (minister)||both|