Planning Bill — Parliamentary vote on National policy statements — rejected — 2 Jun 2008 at 21:45
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the National policy statement issued by the Secretary of State to be approved by both Houses of Parliament.
The argument for making it subject to approval by Parliament was that it would make a judicial appeal against it harder to do.
The argument against subjecting it to approval by Parliament was that it did not fit in the category of secondary legislation -- even though they have the force of law, as well as far-reaching consequences.
-  Amendment 53 to Clause 5 of the Planning Bill.
-  Jacqui Lait MP, House of Commons, 2 June 2008
-  Elfyn Llwyd MP, House of Commons, 2 June 2008
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|
|Lab||277 (+2 tell)||2||0||80.1%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|