Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 28 Days — but not 60 — 9 Nov 2005 at 16:39

Katy Clark MP, North Ayrshire and Arran voted with the majority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted to change the revision of the period of detention without charge for terrorist suspects from 14 days to "three months", to "28 days" instead.[1]

The previous vote[2] was against restating "three months" as "90 days", which would have ended the winner-takes-all voting procedure.

Had this current vote been lost, the next voted would been about changing the plan to "60 days".

Some people called this a Dutch auction. However, it's worse than that because the time periods were not presented in an appropriate order, and those who wanted a shorter time limit were compelled to vote for the 28 days after rejecting the 90 day limit for fear that the 60 day limit would have stuck.

(A case where the provisions were presented in the correct order and voted on like a real auction can be seen on 20 May 2008 in relation to the Termination of pregnancy.)

The original powers of the police to detain terrorist suspects -- without stating the charges against the person -- for longer than other criminal acts (still limited to 48 hours) was established by the Terrorism Act 2000 and set to 7 days.[3]

This was later doubled to 14 days by the Criminal Justice Act 2003[4] following a debate without a vote.[5]

The current extention to 28 days requires annual renewal,[6] which was granted following a debate without a vote,[7] and is scheduled to be renewed a second time in July 2008.[8]

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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
Con188 2096.9%
DUP9 00100.0%
Independent2 00100.0%
Lab49 (+2 tell) 287 (+2 tell)096.0%
LDem62 00100.0%
PC3 00100.0%
Respect1 00100.0%
SDLP3 00100.0%
SNP6 00100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:323 290096.9%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Michael MatesEast HampshireCon (front bench)no
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)no
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLab (minister)aye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)aye
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)aye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLab (minister)aye
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)aye
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLab (minister)aye
Ann CryerKeighleyLab (minister)aye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLab (minister)aye
Frank DoranAberdeen NorthLab (minister)aye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)aye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)tellaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)aye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabaye
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)aye
David HamiltonMidlothianLab (minister)aye
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)tellaye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Siân JamesSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)aye
Sadiq KhanTootingLab (minister)aye
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabaye
Andrew LoveEdmontonLab (minister)aye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLab (minister)aye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)aye
Nick RaynsfordGreenwich and WoolwichLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)aye
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLab (minister)aye
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLab (minister)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)aye
Emily ThornberryIslington South and FinsburyLab (minister)aye
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)aye
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)aye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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