Committees — Term Limits for Chairmen of Select Committees — 13 Jul 2005 at 17:02

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.

The issue in this division was whether to tighten the restriction on the terms of Chairmen of Select Committees. The House had previously agreed Standing Order 122A which read:

Unless the House otherwise orders, no select committee may choose as its chairman any Member who has served as chairman of that committee for the two previous Parliaments or a continuous period of eight years, whichever is the greater period.

The motion which was divided on here was to change the word "choose" to "have", so that the Standing Order would read "no select committee may have as its chairman ...". The effect would be to force incumbent chairmen who went over the time limit to stand down.

As this was a House of Commons matter, no whips were applied in this division. The people in charge of this site can perfectly simply find this out for themselves if they had half a wit or did some serious research but instead they aren't really interested in the politics and just like to play around with statistics which are ultimately quite meaningless.

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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
Con6 85 (+2 tell)047.4%
DUP0 5055.6%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab205 (+2 tell) 10061.3%
LDem14 0023.0%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP4 0066.7%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:233 102053.4%

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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Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
John HoramOrpingtonConaye
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)aye
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)aye
Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)aye
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLabno
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno

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