Communications Allowance — Welcoming the principle — 1 Nov 2006 at 18:25
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted in the minority (No).
The Majority voted for the motion:
This House welcomes the principle of establishing, from 1st April 2007, a separate Allowance for Members of Parliament to assist in the work of communicating with the public on parliamentary business and instructs the Members Estimate Committee to prepare a detailed proposal for such an allowance.
The full debate and vote establishing the Communications Allowance was held shortly before it came into force.
-  Members Estimate Committee established 29 January 2004, House of Commons.
-  Division 87, 28 March 2007, House of Commons.
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||3||147 (+2 tell)||0||77.6%|
|Lab||269 (+2 tell)||10||0||79.8%|