Orders of the Day — New Clause 8 — Approval of Mayor's final draft budget by Assembly — 27 Feb 2007 at 19:00
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
We return to what the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives believe is a fundamental flaw in the Bill. If the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck), who has just left the Chamber, had wished to be cruel, she could have pointed out that we were simply re-tabling a measure that we had considered before and that the arguments that we were deploying in its favour had not been developed since we considered the matter in Committee. However, the difference is that new clause 8 commands the support of both my party and the official Opposition, so I suspect that there is a greater likelihood of it being agreed to.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 196, Noes 286.
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||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.5%|
|LDem||0||49 (+2 tell)||0||81.0%|