Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport — 18 Oct 2005 at 19:00

Paul Burstow MP, Sutton and Cheam voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against altering a section of the Identity Cards Bill which says:

  • When someone applies for a designated document, they must either apply to be entered into the National Identity Register, or prove they are already listed and update its contents.[1]

so that the word "must" was replaced with the phrase "may, if the applicant so chooses".[2]

Had this been passed, it could not be made compulsory to register for an ID card when renewing a passport, driving license, or other potentially "designated document".

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 176089.8%
DUP0 7077.8%
Ind0 1050.0%
Lab309 (+2 tell) 21 (+2 tell)094.4%
LDem0 60096.8%
PC0 30100.0%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:310 278092.9%

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
Martin CatonGowerLabaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabtellaye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Andrew LoveEdmontonLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLabaye
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
John SmithVale of GlamorganLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabtellaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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