Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry — 11 Jun 2007 at 19:45
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to support the principle an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of Privy Counsellors.
The majority of MPs voted against holding an inquiry into the Iraq war at this time.
Those voting Aye passed replaced the words of the previous motion with the following:
- This House
- notes the Resolution of 31st October 2006;
- recognises that there have already been four separate independent committees of inquiry into military action in Iraq;
- further recognises the importance of learning all possible lessons from military action in Iraq and its aftermath; and
- therefore declines at this time, whilst the whole effort of the Government and the armed forces is directed towards improving the condition of Iraq, to make a proposal for a further inquiry which would divert attention from this vital task.
This amended motion then passed automatically.
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||0||159 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|Lab||273 (+2 tell)||3||1||79.3%|
|Harry Cohen||Leyton and Wanstead||Lab (minister)||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|