Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" — 2 Nov 2005 at 15:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
Clause 1 of the Bill says:
A person commits an offence if (a) he publishes a statement or causes another to publish a statement on his behalf; and (b) ... he knows or... has reasonable grounds for believing that members of the public... are likely to understand it as a[n]... encouragement... of acts of terrorism...
The amendment would have changed part (b) into:
(b) ...he intends or is recklessly indifferent to the fact that the publication will be understood as an... encouragement... of acts of terrorism... (c) It is not necessary... that he intended to cause... a specific terrorist act.
In other words, to be guilty you had to actually want to cause offence, as opposed to your words merely being interpreted as offensive, which is easily done even if it is not your intention.
The issue of this vote is almost exactly the same as the next one. You can see a comparison between the two votes here.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||182 (+2 tell)||0||93.9%|
|Lab||307 (+2 tell)||14||0||91.2%|
|Michael Clapham||Barnsley West and Penistone||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Clare Short||Birmingham, Ladywood||whilst Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||whilst Lab||aye|