Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected — 10 Jun 2008 at 21:45
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the Counter-Terrorism Bill. The amendment would have deleted clause 65 from the Bill which enables the Secretary of State to order a coroner's inquest to take place without a jury. However, it was defeated.
This vote applied only to England and Wales. A separate clause in the bill dealt with Northern Ireland, the position there was unaffected by this vote.
The main aims of the Counter-Terrorism Bill were to:
- Allow longer terrorism sentences
- Change some of the rules around intercept evidence
- Allow the assets of convicted terrorists to be seized
- Allow greater use of DNA samples and enable the police to take the fingerprints or DNA from those subject to control orders
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||188 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Lab||310 (+2 tell)||19||0||94.3%|
Includes MPs who were absent (or abstained) from this vote.