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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConaye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConaye
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConno
Tim BoswellDaventryContellno
Simon BurnsWest ChelmsfordConno
John ButterfillBournemouth WestConno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Tobias EllwoodBournemouth EastConno
Michael FabricantLichfieldConno
Mark FrancoisRayleighConno
Stephen HammondWimbledonConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConno
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstConno
Andrew PellingCroydon Centralwhilst Conno
Mark PritchardThe WrekinConno
John RandallUxbridgeConno
David RuffleyBury St EdmundsConno
David TredinnickBosworthConno
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireConno
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Ann WintertonCongletonConno
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLabaye
Sally KeebleNorthampton NorthLabaye
Martin LintonBatterseaLabaye
Fiona MactaggartSloughLabaye
Dan NorrisWansdykeLabaye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLabaye
Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLabno
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLabno
Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLabno
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLabno
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLabno
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLabno
Liz BlackmanErewashLabno
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLabno
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
David CairnsInverclydeLabno
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabno
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Paul ClarkGillinghamLabno
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLabno
Parmjit DhandaGloucesterLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabtellno
Brian H DonohoeCentral AyrshireLabno
Frank DoranAberdeen NorthLabno
Jim DowdLewisham WestLabno
Angela EagleWallaseyLabno
Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLabno
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLabno
Michael FosterWorcesterLabno
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLabno
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabno
Tom HarrisGlasgow SouthLabno
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
John HeppellNottingham EastLabno
Keith HillStreathamLabno
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabno
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLabno
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLabno
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Fraser KempHoughton and Washington EastLabno
David LammyTottenhamLabno
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabno
Tom LevittHigh PeakLabno
Ivan LewisBury SouthLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabno
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabno
David MarshallGlasgow EastLabno
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLabno
Stephen McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLabno
Ian McCartneyMakerfieldLabno
Jim McGovernDundee WestLabno
Shona McIsaacCleethorpesLabno
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLabno
Gillian MerronLincolnLabno
Alun MichaelCardiff South and PenarthLabno
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabno
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLabno
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLabno
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabno
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLabno
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabno
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabno
Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabno
Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabno
Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLabno
Angela SmithSheffield, HillsboroughLabno
Anne SnelgroveSouth SwindonLabno
John SpellarWarleyLabno
Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLabno
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLabno
Claire WardWatfordLabno
Tom WatsonWest Bromwich EastLabno
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLabno
Malcolm WicksCroydon NorthLabno
Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLabno
David WrightTelfordLabno
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDemaye
Lorely BurtSolihullLDemaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDemaye
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDemaye
Julia GoldsworthyFalmouth and CamborneLDemaye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDemaye
David HowarthCambridgeLDemtellaye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDemaye
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDemaye
Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDemaye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDemtellaye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDemaye
Hywel WilliamsCaernarfonPCaye

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