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

Simon Burns MP, West Chelmsford voted in the minority (No).

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
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLab (minister)no
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLab (minister)no
Harold BestLeeds North WestLab (minister)no
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)no
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLab (minister)no
Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Barbara FollettStevenageLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
John GroganSelbyLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLab (minister)no
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLab (minister)no
Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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