Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment to Clause 3 — Balance of Probability — 9 Mar 2005 at 19:06

Mr Jim Dowd MP, Lewisham West voted with the majority (Aye).

The Aye-voters rejected the change that the House of Lords had made to clause 3 of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

The rejected replacement for Clause 3 is filed under Amendment No. 8 in the list of Lord's amendments and would have inserted a subsection at the beginning of the clause that read:

3(1) The court may make a control order against an individual if it (a) is satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the individual is or has been involved in terrorism-related activity; (b) considers that it is necessary, for purposes connected with protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism, to make a control order imposing obligations on that individual; and (c) has been informed by the Director of Public Prosecutions that there is no reasonable prospect of a successful prosecution of the individual for the terrorism-related activity.

In other words, this power could have only been used if the danger was likely, actual, and there is no alternative.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 146 (+1 tell)091.3%
DUP7 00100.0%
Ind0 2066.7%
Lab333 (+2 tell) 37091.2%
LDem0 52 (+1 tell)096.4%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP0 50100.0%
Total:340 251091.8%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabno
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabno
Mr Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabno
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Mr Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Mrs Barbara FollettStevenageLabno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Mr Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Mr John GroganSelbyLabno
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Mr Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Ms Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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