Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action — 9 Jan 2008 at 14:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted with the majority (Aye).
The majority of MPs voted to strengthen the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in its prohibition against anyone inducing a prison officer to withhold his services as an officer (ie strike).
The change widened this to apply to "any industrial action"
This was prompted by wildcat strikes the previous summer.
-  Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Section 127
-  Jack Straw MP, House of Commons, 9 January 2008
-  Prison officers react with fury as Jack Straw reimposes ban on strikes, The Times, 8 January 2008
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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|
|Lab||265 (+2 tell)||34 (+2 tell)||1||86.4%|