Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill — 25 Feb 2005 at 14:04

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

This is an unexpected opportunity to promote my Bill. I extend a word of sympathy to the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Mr. Williams), who cannot be here today. I believe that his wife is ill disposed. Not ill disposed-I mean indisposed. She may be ill disposed-[Interruption.] Yes, she may demand a right of reply and I should be pleased to give it to her. However, I make the point not only so that we can send her our best wishes but because, when my name was drawn out of the ballot, I received letters from all over the country from people who beseeched me to take up the Bill that the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire adopted. I do not want those people to believe that the hon. Gentleman has gone on his holidays or is failing in his duty to promote that measure. It will be considered in the House in due course.

Question put, That the Bill be read a Second time.

The House divided: Ayes 6, Noes 12.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con5 (+1 tell) 104.3%
Lab7 (+1 tell) 4 (+1 tell)03.2%
LDem0 1 (+1 tell)03.6%
Total:12 603.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Nick HawkinsSurrey HeathCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tony BanksWest HamLab (minister)aye
Mr Peter BradleyThe WrekinLab (minister)tellaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)aye
Linda GilroyPlymouth, SuttonLab (minister)aye
Mr Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLab (minister)aye

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