Counter-Terrorism Bill — Extension of period of detention to 42 days — Order — 11 Jun 2008 at 17:45

The majority of MPs voted to give the Home Secretary the power to allow police detention terrorist suspects without making any criminal charges of for up to 42 days. The Parliamentary procedures to safeguarding this power was established in the previous vote.[1]

Subject to those procedures, the sequence of events would be:

  • Order - The Home Secretary must make a Statutory Order reserving the powers of detention beyond 28 days.[2]
  • Application - The actual application for a detention period beyond 28 days must be made by an agent of the Director of Public Prosecutions to a senior judge.[3]
  • Information - The Home Secretary keep Parliament informed of the dates, times and locations of the persons detained under these conditions.[4]

As these two votes were two halves of the same measure (added to the body and to the Schedule of the Counter-Terrorism Bill), the votes by MPs should be identical. However, 10 Labour MPs who rebelled from their party in the first vote were absent in the second, and Neil Gerrard MP changed sides.[5]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con1 188 (+1 tell)099.0%
DUP9 00100.0%
Independent1 40100.0%
Independent Labour0 10100.0%
Lab301 (+2 tell) 25193.7%
LDem0 62 (+1 tell)0100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:314 293196.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)no
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)no
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLab (minister)no
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)both
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Frank CookStockton NorthLab (minister)no
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)no
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)no

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