Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected — 18 May 2007 at 11:30

The majority of MPs voted against changing the proposed Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill (designed to remove Parliament and MPs from the power of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) to not include the exemption for MPs' correspondence.

The Bill was to add the following Freedom of Information exemption:

  • Information is exempt information if it consists of correspondence between a Member of Parliament and a public authority, as listed in Schedule 1 of this Act.
  • The duty to confirm or deny does not arise in relation to information which is exempt information by virtue of this section.

The proposal, which MPs voted against, would have deleted this provision, and kept only the part which prevented the Freedom of Information laws from applying to Parliament (and to MPs' expenses). But since the official purpose of this Bill was to protect MPs' correspondence (as opposed to the actual reason of hiding their expenses) they had to vote to keep it.

The vote to start discussion on this amendment was made in Division 119.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con22 (+1 tell) 5014.3%
Lab78 (+1 tell) 14026.4%
LDem0 13 (+2 tell)023.8%
PC0 1033.3%
Total:100 33022.3%

All MPs Eligible to Vote - sorted by name

Includes MPs who were absent (or abstained) from this vote.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLababsent
Gerry AdamsBelfast WestSFabsent
Adam AfriyieWindsorConabsent
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)absent
Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLab (minister)no
Peter AinsworthEast SurreyCon (front bench)absent
Danny AlexanderInverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLDem (front bench)absent
Douglas AlexanderPaisley and Renfrewshire SouthLab (minister)absent
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabno
David AmessSouthend WestConabsent
Michael AncramDevizesConabsent
David AndersonBlaydonLab (PPS)absent
Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLabno
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConabsent
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)absent
Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLababsent
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConno
Ian AustinDudley NorthLab (PPS)absent
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLababsent
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConabsent
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLab (PPS)no
Vera BairdRedcarLab (minister)absent
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Tony BaldryBanburyConabsent
Edward BallsNormantonLab (minister)absent
Gordon BanksOchil and South PerthshireLab (PPS)absent
Gregory BarkerBexhill and BattleCon (front bench)absent
Celia BarlowHoveLab (PPS)absent
John BaronBillericayCon (front bench)absent
John BarrettEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)absent
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLababsent
John BattleLeeds WestLababsent
Hugh BayleyCity of YorkLababsent
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)absent
Anne BeggAberdeen SouthLababsent
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemabsent
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)no
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)absent
Hilary BennLeeds CentralLab (minister)absent
Joe BentonBootleLababsent
Richard BenyonNewburyConabsent
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conabsent
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConabsent
Roger BerryKingswoodLababsent
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLabno
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConabsent
Liz BlackmanErewashLab (minister)no
Roberta Blackman-WoodsCity of DurhamLab (PPS)absent
Tony BlairSedgefieldLab (minister)absent
Hazel BlearsSalfordLab (minister)absent
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLab (PPS)absent
David BlunkettSheffield, BrightsideLababsent
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)absent
Peter BoneWellingboroughConabsent
David BorrowSouth RibbleLababsent
Tim BoswellDaventryContellno
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConabsent
Ben BradshawExeterLab (minister)absent
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestConabsent
Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)absent
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)absent
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)absent
Kevin BrennanCardiff WestLab (minister)absent
James BrokenshireHornchurchCon (front bench)absent
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)absent
Gordon BrownKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLab (minister)absent
Lyn BrownWest HamLab (PPS)absent
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLabno
Russell BrownDumfries and GallowayLab (PPS)absent
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLab (minister)absent
Jeremy BrowneTauntonLDem (front bench)absent
Angela BrowningTiverton and HonitonCon (front bench)absent
Malcolm BruceGordonLDemabsent
Chris BryantRhonddaLababsent
Karen BuckRegent's Park and Kensington NorthLababsent
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLababsent
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Andy BurnhamLeighLab (minister)absent
Simon BurnsWest ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateConabsent
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)absent
Lorely BurtSolihullLDem (front bench)aye
Dawn ButlerBrent SouthLababsent
John ButterfillBournemouth WestConno
Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLababsent
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLab (minister)absent
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Richard CabornSheffield CentralLab (minister)absent
David CairnsInverclydeLab (minister)no
David CameronWitneyCon (front bench)absent
Alan CampbellTynemouthLab (minister)no
Gregory CampbellEast LondonderryDUPabsent
Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)absent
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDem (front bench)absent
Douglas CarswellHarwichConabsent
William CashStoneConabsent
Martin CatonGowerLababsent
Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLab (minister)absent
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLababsent
Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLababsent
David ChaytorBury NorthLababsent
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLababsent
James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)absent
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLababsent
Paul ClarkGillinghamLab (PPS)no
Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLababsent
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConabsent
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLababsent
Nicholas CleggSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)absent
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldCon (front bench)absent
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLababsent
Vernon CoakerGedlingLab (minister)absent
Ann CoffeyStockportLab (PPS)absent
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLababsent
Derek ConwayOld Bexley and Sidcupwhilst Conabsent
Frank CookStockton NorthLababsent
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (PPS)absent
Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab (minister)absent
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConabsent
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonConabsent
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireConabsent
David CrausbyBolton North EastLababsent
Mary CreaghWakefieldLab (PPS)absent
Jon CruddasDagenhamLababsent
Ann CryerKeighleyLababsent
John CummingsEasingtonLababsent
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLab (PPS)absent
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)absent
David CurrySkipton and RiponConabsent
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLababsent
Alistair DarlingEdinburgh South WestLab (minister)absent
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)absent
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLabno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLababsent
Dai DaviesBlaenau GwentIndabsent
David DaviesMonmouthConabsent
Philip DaviesShipleyConabsent
Quentin DaviesGrantham and Stamfordwhilst Conabsent
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)absent
Janet DeanBurtonLababsent
John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLababsent
Jim DevineLivingstonLababsent
Parmjit DhandaGloucesterLab (minister)no
Andrew DismoreHendonLabtellno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)absent
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLababsent
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLababsent
Nigel DoddsBelfast NorthDUPabsent
Pat DohertyWest TyroneSFabsent
Jeffrey M DonaldsonLagan ValleyDUPabsent
Brian H DonohoeCentral AyrshireLabno
Frank DoranAberdeen NorthLabno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConabsent
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireConabsent
Jim DowdLewisham WestLabno
David DrewStroudLababsent
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonCon (front bench)absent
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConabsent
Philip DunneLudlowConabsent
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLababsent
Mark DurkanFoyleSDLPabsent
Angela EagleWallaseyLabno
Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLab (minister)no
Clive EffordElthamLababsent
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLababsent
Tobias EllwoodBournemouth EastCon (front bench)no
Natascha EngelNorth East DerbyshireLababsent
Jeff EnnisBarnsley East and MexboroughLababsent
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLababsent
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConabsent
David EvennettBexleyheath and CrayfordCon (front bench)absent
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)no
Michael FallonSevenoaksConabsent
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLababsent
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDem (front bench)absent
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConabsent
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Robert FlelloStoke-on-Trent SouthLab (PPS)absent
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)absent
Paul FlynnNewport WestLababsent
Barbara FollettStevenageLab (PPS)absent
Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)absent
Michael FosterWorcesterLab (minister)no
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLababsent
Liam FoxWoodspringCon (front bench)absent
Hywel FrancisAberavonLababsent
Mark FrancoisRayleighCon (front bench)no
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkConabsent
Roger GaleNorth ThanetConabsent
George GallowayBethnal Green and BowResabsent
Mike GapesIlford SouthLababsent
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLab (minister)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)absent
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)absent
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDemabsent
Bruce GeorgeWalsall SouthLababsent
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLababsent
Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonCon (front bench)absent
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLababsent
Sandra GidleyRomseyLDem (front bench)absent
Michelle GildernewFermanagh and South TyroneSFabsent
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)absent
Linda GilroyPlymouth, SuttonLababsent
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLab (minister)absent
Julia GoldsworthyFalmouth and CamborneLDem (front bench)aye
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLababsent
Paul GoodmanWycombeCon (front bench)absent
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)absent
Michael GoveSurrey HeathCon (front bench)absent
James GrayNorth WiltshireConabsent
Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellCon (front bench)absent
Damian GreenAshfordCon (front bench)absent
Justine GreeningPutneyConabsent
John GreenwayRyedaleConabsent
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)absent
Nia GriffithLlanelliLababsent
Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLababsent
John GroganSelbyLababsent
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConabsent
Andrew GwynneDenton and ReddishLab (PPS)absent
William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Con (front bench)absent
Peter HainNeathLab (minister)absent
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabno
Patrick HallBedfordLababsent
David HamiltonMidlothianLababsent
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLababsent
Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeCon (front bench)absent
Stephen HammondWimbledonCon (front bench)no
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemabsent
Greg HandsHammersmith and FulhamConabsent
David HansonDelynLab (minister)absent
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)absent
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)absent
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDem (front bench)aye
Tom HarrisGlasgow SouthLab (minister)no
Nick HarveyNorth DevonLDem (front bench)absent
Alan HaselhurstSaffron Waldenwhilst Deputy Speakerabsent
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLababsent
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)absent
Sylvia HealHalesowen and Rowley Regiswhilst Deputy Speakerabsent
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireCon (front bench)absent
John HealeyWentworthLab (minister)absent
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsConabsent
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDemabsent
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
Mark HendrickPrestonLab (PPS)absent
Charles HendryWealdenCon (front bench)absent
Stephen HepburnJarrowLababsent
John HeppellNottingham EastLab (minister)no
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)absent
Lady HermonNorth DownUUPabsent
Stephen HesfordWirral WestLab (PPS)absent
Patricia HewittLeicester WestLab (minister)absent
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLababsent
Keith HillStreathamLab (PPS)no
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLab (PPS)absent
Mark HobanFarehamCon (front bench)absent
Margaret HodgeBarkingLab (minister)absent
Sharon HodgsonGateshead East and Washington WestLab (PPS)absent
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConabsent
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Adam HollowayGraveshamConabsent
Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDem (front bench)absent
Jimmy HoodLanark and Hamilton EastLababsent
Geoff HoonAshfieldLab (minister)absent
Phil HopeCorbyLab (minister)absent
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLababsent
John HoramOrpingtonConabsent
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDem (front bench)absent
Stewart HosieDundee EastSNP (front bench)absent
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConabsent
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)tellaye
George HowarthKnowsley North and Sefton EastLababsent
Gerald HowarthAldershotCon (front bench)absent
Kim HowellsPontypriddLab (minister)absent
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLababsent
Beverley HughesStretford and UrmstonLab (minister)absent
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Christopher HuhneEastleighLDem (front bench)absent
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLababsent
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyCon (front bench)absent
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)absent
Nick HurdRuislip - NorthwoodConabsent
John HuttonBarrow and FurnessLab (minister)absent
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabno
Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLababsent
Adam IngramEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLab (minister)absent
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLab (minister)no
Michael JackFyldeConabsent
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughConabsent
Siân JamesSwansea EastLababsent
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConabsent
Brian JenkinsTamworthLababsent
Alan JohnsonKingston upon Hull West and HessleLab (minister)absent
Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)absent
Diana JohnsonKingston upon Hull NorthLab (PPS)absent
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)absent
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLababsent
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLababsent
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Tessa JowellDulwich and West NorwoodLab (minister)absent
Eric JoyceFalkirkLab (PPS)absent
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLabaye
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamConabsent
Sally KeebleNorthampton NorthLabaye
Barbara KeeleyWorsleyLab (PPS)absent
Alan KeenFeltham and HestonLababsent
Ann KeenBrentford and IsleworthLab (PPS)absent
Paul KeetchHerefordLDemabsent
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)absent
Fraser KempHoughton and Washington EastLabno
Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and LochaberLDemabsent
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLababsent
Robert KeySalisburyConabsent
Piara S KhabraEaling, SouthallLababsent
Sadiq KhanTootingLababsent
David KidneyStaffordLab (PPS)absent
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLababsent
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Jim KnightSouth DorsetLab (minister)absent
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDem (front bench)aye
Ashok KumarMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLab (PPS)absent
Stephen LadymanSouth ThanetLab (minister)absent
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)absent
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)absent
Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDem (front bench)absent
David LammyTottenhamLab (minister)no
Mark LancasterNorth East Milton KeynesCon (front bench)absent
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)absent
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)absent
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabno
Mark LazarowiczEdinburgh North and LeithLababsent
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDem (front bench)absent
Edward LeighGainsboroughConabsent
David LepperBrighton, PavilionLababsent
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetConabsent
Tom LevittHigh PeakLab (PPS)no
Ivan LewisBury SouthLab (minister)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)absent
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterConabsent
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)absent
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConabsent
Martin LintonBatterseaLab (PPS)aye
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)absent
Michael LordCentral Suffolk and North Ipswichwhilst Deputy Speakerabsent
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)absent
Andrew LoveEdmontonLababsent
Ian LucasWrexhamLababsent
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireConabsent
John MacDougallGlenrothesLababsent
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)absent
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLababsent
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConno
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNP (front bench)absent
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabno
Fiona MactaggartSloughLabaye
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabno
Anne MainSt AlbansConabsent
Shahid MalikDewsburyLab (PPS)absent
Humfrey MalinsWokingConabsent
Judy MallaberAmber ValleyLababsent
John MannBassetlawLab (PPS)absent
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)aye
Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLababsent
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLababsent
David MarshallGlasgow EastLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLababsent
Michael MartinGlasgow North Eastwhilst Speakerabsent
Eric MartlewCarlisleLababsent
Michael MatesEast HampshireConabsent
Francis MaudeHorshamCon (front bench)absent
Theresa MayMaidenheadCon (front bench)absent
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)no
Stephen McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)no
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLababsent
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLababsent
Sarah McCarthy-FryPortsmouth NorthLab (PPS)absent
Ian McCartneyMakerfieldLab (minister)no
William McCreaSouth AntrimDUPabsent
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLab (PPS)absent
Alasdair McDonnellBelfast SouthSDLPabsent
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLababsent
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLab (minister)absent
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLababsent
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabno
Eddie McGradySouth DownSDLPabsent
Martin McGuinnessMid UlsterSFabsent
Anne McGuireStirlingLab (minister)absent
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)absent
Shona McIsaacCleethorpesLab (PPS)no
Ann McKechinGlasgow NorthLababsent
Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLababsent
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)absent
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)no
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLababsent
Alan MealeMansfieldLababsent
Patrick MercerNewarkConabsent
Gillian MerronLincolnLab (minister)no
Alun MichaelCardiff South and PenarthLabno
Alan MilburnDarlingtonLababsent
David MilibandSouth ShieldsLab (minister)absent
Edward MilibandDoncaster NorthLab (minister)absent
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLababsent
Maria MillerBasingstokeCon (front bench)absent
Anne MiltonGuildfordCon (front bench)absent
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldCon (front bench)absent
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLababsent
Anne MoffatEast LothianLababsent
Laura MoffattCrawleyLab (PPS)absent
Chris MoleIpswichLababsent
Madeleine MoonBridgendLababsent
Michael MooreBerwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLDem (front bench)absent
Margaret MoranLuton SouthLababsent
Jessica MordenNewport EastLab (PPS)absent
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLababsent
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLabno
Malcolm MossNorth East CambridgeshireConabsent
Kali MountfordColne ValleyLab (PPS)absent
George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)absent
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLababsent
David MundellDumfriesshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleCon (front bench)absent
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLab (minister)no
Conor MurphyNewry and ArmaghSFabsent
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLab (minister)absent
Paul MurphyTorfaenLababsent
Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)absent
Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLababsent
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstConno
Brooks NewmarkBraintreeConabsent
Dan NorrisWansdykeLab (PPS)aye
Mike O'BrienNorth WarwickshireLab (minister)absent
Stephen O'BrienEddisburyCon (front bench)absent
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLababsent
Mark OatenWinchesterLDemabsent
Bill OlnerNuneatonLababsent
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)absent
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)absent
Sandra OsborneAyr, Carrick and CumnockLababsent
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthConabsent
Albert OwenYnys MônLababsent
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)absent
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUPabsent
Nick PalmerBroxtoweLab (PPS)absent
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireCon (front bench)absent
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)absent
Andrew PellingCroydon Centralwhilst Conno
Michael PenningHemel HempsteadConabsent
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareConabsent
Eric PicklesBrentwood and OngarCon (front bench)absent
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLab (minister)no
Greg PopeHyndburnLababsent
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLabno
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLab (minister)absent
Gordon PrenticePendleLababsent
John PrescottKingston upon Hull EastLab (minister)absent
Adam PriceCarmarthen East and DinefwrPC (front bench)absent
Dawn PrimaroloBristol SouthLab (minister)absent
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)absent
Mark PritchardThe WrekinConno
Gwyn ProsserDoverLababsent
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)absent
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabno
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLab (minister)absent
Bill RammellHarlowLab (minister)absent
John RandallUxbridgeCon (front bench)no
Nick RaynsfordGreenwich and WoolwichLababsent
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLab (PPS)absent
Jamie ReedCopelandLab (PPS)absent
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDem (front bench)aye
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLab (minister)absent
Willie RennieDunfermline and West FifeLDem (front bench)absent
Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaConabsent
Linda RiordanHalifaxLababsent
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)absent
Angus RobertsonMoraySNP (front bench)absent
Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)absent
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLab (PPS)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)absent
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLababsent
Iris RobinsonStrangfordDUPabsent
Peter RobinsonBelfast EastDUPabsent
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)absent
Terry RooneyBradford NorthLababsent
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)absent
Paul RowenRochdaleLDem (front bench)absent
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)no
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLababsent
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLababsent
David RuffleyBury St EdmundsCon (front bench)no
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)absent
Christine RussellCity of ChesterLab (PPS)absent
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLab (minister)no
Alex SalmondBanff and BuchanSNP (front bench)absent
Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)absent
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow CentralLababsent
Lee ScottIlford NorthConabsent
Alison SeabeckPlymouth, DevonportLab (PPS)absent
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)absent
Grant ShappsWelwyn HatfieldConabsent
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLab (minister)no
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConaye
Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabno
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Ind Lababsent
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessCon (front bench)absent
Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLababsent
David SimpsonUpper BannDUPabsent
Keith SimpsonMid NorfolkCon (front bench)absent
Marsha SinghBradford WestLababsent
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLababsent
Andy SlaughterEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLab (PPS)absent
Andrew SmithOxford EastLababsent
Angela SmithBasildonLab (minister)absent
Angela SmithSheffield, HillsboroughLab (PPS)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLababsent
Jacqui SmithRedditchLab (minister)absent
John SmithVale of GlamorganLababsent
Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDemabsent
Anne SnelgroveSouth SwindonLab (PPS)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConabsent
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLababsent
John SpellarWarleyLabno
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)absent
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireConabsent
Bob SpinkCastle Pointwhilst Conabsent
Richard SpringWest SuffolkConabsent
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingConabsent
Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLababsent
Anthony SteenTotnesConabsent
Ian StewartEcclesLababsent
Howard StoateDartfordLababsent
Gavin StrangEdinburgh EastLababsent
Jack StrawBlackburnLab (minister)absent
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConabsent
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLababsent
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLababsent
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessConabsent
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)absent
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)absent
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)absent
Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDem (front bench)aye
Hugo SwireEast DevonCon (front bench)absent
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)absent
Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLabno
Sir Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleConabsent
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLababsent
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConabsent
Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDemabsent
Richard TaylorWyre ForestIndabsent
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)absent
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)no
Emily ThornberryIslington South and FinsburyLababsent
John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDemabsent
Stephen TimmsEast HamLab (minister)absent
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (PPS)absent
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLababsent
Don TouhigIslwynLababsent
David TredinnickBosworthConno
Jon TrickettHemsworthLababsent
Paul TruswellPudseyLababsent
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConabsent
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLababsent
Neil TurnerWiganLab (PPS)absent
Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)absent
Andrew TyrieChichesterConabsent
Kitty UssherBurnleyLab (PPS)absent
Edward VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)absent
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Keith VazLeicester EastLababsent
Peter ViggersGosportConabsent
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)absent
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLababsent
Charles WalkerBroxbourneConabsent
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreConabsent
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLababsent
Robert WalterNorth DorsetConabsent
Lynda WalthoStourbridgeLab (PPS)absent
Claire WardWatfordLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Lababsent
Nigel WatersonEastbourneCon (front bench)absent
Angela WatkinsonUpminsterCon (front bench)absent
Tom WatsonWest Bromwich EastLabno
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLab (minister)no
Steve WebbNorthavonLDemabsent
Michael WeirAngusSNP (front bench)absent
Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLababsent
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordConabsent
Malcolm WicksCroydon NorthLab (minister)no
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)absent
David WillettsHavantCon (front bench)absent
Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLababsent
Betty WilliamsConwyLababsent
Hywel WilliamsCaernarfonPC (front bench)aye
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)absent
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)tellaye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDem (front bench)aye
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemabsent
Jennifer WillottCardiff CentralLDem (front bench)absent
Michael WillsNorth SwindonLababsent
David WilshireSpelthorneConabsent
Rob WilsonReading EastConabsent
Sammy WilsonEast AntrimDUPabsent
David WinnickWalsall NorthLabaye
Ann WintertonCongletonConno
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLab (minister)absent
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)absent
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLababsent
Shaun WoodwardSt Helens SouthLab (minister)absent
Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLab (minister)no
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLababsent
David WrightTelfordLabno
Iain WrightHartlepoolLababsent
Jeremy WrightRugby and KenilworthConabsent
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLababsent
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLababsent
Tim YeoSouth SuffolkConabsent
George YoungNorth West HampshireConabsent
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDem (front bench)absent

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