Modernisation of the House of Commons — Handheld email devices — 25 Oct 2007 at 16:45

The majority voted to accept the recommendation by the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons[1] to permit the use of handheld devices to keep up to date with emails in the Chamber where the votes and speeches take place.

This was done by voting against inserting the statement:

  • "...but excluding the proposed acceptance of the Committee's recommendation 35, as set out in paragraph 31 of the Government's response, that the use of handheld devices to keep up to date with emails should be permitted in the Chamber."[2]

at the end of the motion:

  • This House welcomes the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on Revitalising the Chamber: the role of the back bench Member (House of Commons Paper No. 337)[3] and approves the proposals for changes in the procedures and practices of the House set out in the Government's response to the report (Cm. 7231),[4] including the proposals for topical questions.

which passed without a vote following the rejection of the amendment.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)aye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConaye
Justine GreeningPutneyCon (front bench)aye
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)aye
David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
John HoramOrpingtonCon (front bench)aye
Gerald HowarthAldershotCon (front bench)aye
Humfrey MalinsWokingCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)aye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)aye
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireCon (front bench)aye
Anthony SteenTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdContellaye
David WilshireSpelthorneCon (front bench)aye
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)tellaye
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)aye
Tony BaldryBanburyConno
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Con (front bench)no
David BurrowesEnfield, SouthgateCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Tobias EllwoodBournemouth EastCon (front bench)no
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)no
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)no
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireCon (front bench)no
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)no
Theresa MayMaidenheadCon (front bench)no
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)no
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Ed VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
Tim YeoSouth SuffolkCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)no
Dai DaviesBlaenau GwentIndependentno
Janet AndersonRossendale and DarwenLab (minister)aye
Jim DowdLewisham WestLab (minister)aye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLab (minister)aye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLab (minister)aye
John PrescottKingston upon Hull EastLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)aye
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLabno
Vera BairdRedcarLab (minister)no
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLab (minister)no
Chris BryantRhonddaLab (minister)no
Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLabno
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLab (minister)no
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLab (minister)no
Ann CryerKeighleyLab (minister)no
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLab (minister)no
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Angela EagleWallaseyLab (minister)no
Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)no
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLab (minister)no
Patrick HallBedfordLab (minister)no
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)no
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLab (minister)no
Geoff HoonAshfieldLab (minister)no
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLab (minister)tellno
Sally KeebleNorthampton NorthLab (minister)no
Sadiq KhanTootingLab (minister)no
Ashok KumarMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLab (minister)no
Tom LevittHigh PeakLabno
Martin LintonBatterseaLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLab (minister)no
Andrew LoveEdmontonLab (minister)no
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabno
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)no
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLab (minister)no
Gillian MerronLincolnLab (minister)no
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLab (minister)no
Laura MoffattCrawleyLab (minister)no
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLab (minister)no
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLab (minister)no
Bill OlnerNuneatonLab (minister)no
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)no
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLab (minister)no
Martin SalterReading WestLab (minister)no
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLab (minister)no
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)no
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLab (minister)tellno
John SpellarWarleyLabno
Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLab (minister)no
Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)no
Tom WatsonWest Bromwich EastLab (minister)no
Dave WattsSt Helens NorthLab (minister)no
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Paul KeetchHerefordLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDem (front bench)no
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)no
Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDem (front bench)no
Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDem (front bench)no
Jennifer WillottCardiff CentralLDem (front bench)no

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