Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause — 10 Mar 2005 at 19:13
Robert Smith MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine voted in the minority (No).
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.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||137 (+1 tell)||0||85.7%|
|Lab||323 (+2 tell)||24||0||85.5%|
|LDem||0||50 (+1 tell)||1||94.5%|