Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — 15 Feb 2006 at 15:15
Robert Smith MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine voted in the minority (No).
The original words of subsection 1(4) were:
It is irrelevant... whether the statement relates to the [a] particular act of terrorism... or of acts of terrorism... generally; and whether any person is in fact encouraged or induced by the statement.
The Lords had changed this to:
For the purposes of this [law] "indirect encouragement" comprises the making of a statement describing terrorism in such a way that the listener would infer that he should emulate it.
And those voting Aye in the Commons changed it back, before committing a number of other of their own changes listed at the bottom of the debate.
The dispute appears to be whether a statement which glorifies terrorism should be an offence, even if it has no effect and was not intended to have an effect on anyone's physical activity.
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||181 (+2 tell)||0||93.4%|
|Lab||314 (+2 tell)||17||0||94.3%|
|Diane Abbott||Hackney North and Stoke Newington||Lab||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Jim Cousins||Newcastle upon Tyne Central||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||no|
|Peter Kilfoyle||Liverpool, Walton||Lab||no|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||no|
|Clare Short||Birmingham, Ladywood||whilst Lab||no|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||no|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||whilst Lab||no|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||no|