Armed Forces Bill — Clause 8 — Desertion — Life imprisonment — 22 May 2006 at 18:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted with the majority (No).
A person guilty of [desertion] is liable to any punishment [available to Court Martial], and any sentence of imprisonment... [of up to] two years, *[or of life if he intends to avoid a "relevant service" or was under orders when he deserted]*.by removing the words in bold which allows for life imprisonment to be imposed for desertion. The definition of "relevant service" is
"(a) actions or operations against an enemy; (b) operations outside the British Islands for the protection of life or property; or (c) military occupation of a foreign country or territory."The other amendment discussed in the same debate, but not voted on, was to delete part (c).
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|
|Lab||265 (+2 tell)||15 (+2 tell)||0||80.5%|
|John Austin||Erith and Thamesmead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Michael Clapham||Barnsley West and Penistone||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Katy Clark||North Ayrshire and Arran||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Harry Cohen||Leyton and Wanstead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Bill Etherington||Sunderland North||Lab||aye|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Neil Gerrard||Walthamstow||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Linda Riordan||Halifax||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Rudi Vis||Finchley and Golders Green||Lab||aye|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||whilst Lab||aye|