Support For Members Who Have Chosen Not To Take Their Seats — 10 Mar 2005 at 16:13
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That for a period of suspension of one year commencing on 1 April 2005 the Resolution of the House of 18 December 2001 relating to Members who have chosen not to take their seats and thus do not qualify to participate in proceedings in Parliament shall not have effect in so far as it provides for their claiming support for their costs under the provisions of the Resolutions of this House relating to Members' Allowances, Insurance etc., and the allowances relating to travel within the United Kingdom for Members, their families and staff.
I beg to move amendment (a), in line 1, leave out from 'That' to '1st' and insert 'as from'.
Question put, That the amendment be made:-
The House divided: Ayes 170, Noes 358.
The effect of this amendment would be to make the suspension of Sinn Féin MPs' expenses be permanent, not just for one year.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||137 (+2 tell)||0||87.0%|
|Lab||330 (+2 tell)||2||0||81.9%|