Child Benefit Bill (Programme) — 12 Jan 2005 at 16:14
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
The Child Benefit Bill had just been read a 2nd time after several hours of debate but without a division. This division relates to the timetable for the committee stage of the bill where the individual clauses are examined in detail. Those voting Aye agreed to the timetable set out below. There is no indication in the preceeding debate as to why the No voters voted as they did.
That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Benefit Bill:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Standing Committee
2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 20th January 2005.
3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on that day.
Consideration and Third Reading
4. Proceedings on consideration (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion two and a half hours after their commencement.
5. Proceedings on Third Reading (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion half an hour after their commencement.
6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.
The House divided: Ayes 312, Noes 183.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||133 (+2 tell)||0||82.8%|
|Lab||307 (+2 tell)||0||0||75.9%|