Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause — 10 Mar 2005 at 19:13

Mr Andrew Smith MP, Oxford East voted with the majority (Aye).

The Aye-voters rejected "Lords amendment: No.33D" and proposed "amendments 33A to 33C" instead to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.

I think this is the official rejection of the Sunset Clause, and replacement with a weaker more complex version (see 33A in this list of amendments) that involves approval by a resolution in both Houses of Parliament after one year for the Act to continue in force. This is merely a vote to keep the legislation on the books. A full Sunset Clause requires for the legislation to go through the due process of debate, review, and exposure.

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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 137 (+1 tell)085.7%
DUP0 1014.3%
Lab323 (+2 tell) 24085.5%
LDem0 50 (+1 tell)194.5%
SNP0 2040.0%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:323 216184.9%

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
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Mr David DrewStroudLabno
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Mr Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Mrs Barbara FollettStevenageLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Ms Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Dr Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)both

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