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

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%
Independent0 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 constituency

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

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