Gambling Bill — Third Reading — 24 Jan 2005 at 21:58
Those voting Aye passed the Third Reading of the Gambling Bill. This completed the Bill's passage through the House of Commons. It would now become law subject to the agreement of the House of Lords and any amendments they made.
The main thrust of the bill was to deregulate the gambling industry and allow for a number of 'supercasinos' to be opened, though it also tightened up some regulations, mostly in uncontentious ways. In earlier stages it had been studied and modified by a committee of MPs and also by the whole house.
Later, during the Lords' consideration of the Bill, the government accepted an amendment reducing the number of supercasinos from 8 to 1.
The House divided: Ayes 236, Noes 38.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
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|
|Lab||235 (+2 tell)||22 (+2 tell)||0||64.0%|
|Mr Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab||no|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||no|
|Mr Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab||no|
|Mr Eric Pickles||Brentwood and Ongar||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Win Griffiths||Bridgend||Lab||no|
|Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab||no|
|Mr Andrew Bennett||Denton and Reddish||Lab||no|
|Mr Ian Davidson||Glasgow Pollok||Lab||no|
|Mr Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab||no|
|Mr John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Mr Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Mr Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||tellno|
|Mr David Hamilton||Midlothian||Lab||no|
|Ms Geraldine Smith||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Lab||no|
|Mr Calum MacDonald||Na h-Eileanan an Iar||Lab||no|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||tellno|
|Mr David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||no|
|Dr Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab||no|
|Mr Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||no|
|Mr Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||no|
|Mr David Drew||Stroud||Lab||no|
|Mr Alan Williams||Swansea West||Lab||no|
|Mr Andrew MacKinlay||Thurrock||Lab||no|
|Ms Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab||no|