Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House — 23 Feb 2005 at 20:13
Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (No).
The Aye-voters agreed timetable for review of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill. It is specified that the "Committee stage" to review the Bill, section by section, will take place on the floor of the House in a debate lasting no more than 5 hours. Normally this process takes place over a number of days in a small Standing Committee of MPs who have time to review the text carefully, but this is how it is done when time is short.
After this Committee stage debate, the final "Third reading" debate and vote (before the Bill is sent to the House of Lords) was ordered to take no more than one hour. If the Lords don't make any changes to the Bill, it becomes law as an Act of Parliament. Otherwise the MPs must review the changes the Lords have made and can choose to disagree with them. The Bill then goes back to the Lords, and these two steps are repeated until done, or the Parliament Act is cited.
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|
|Con||0||122 (+1 tell)||0||76.4%|
|Lab||305 (+2 tell)||13||0||78.4%|
|LDem||0||44 (+1 tell)||0||81.8%|