Planning Bill — Secretary of State to have final say — rejected — 25 Jun 2008 at 16:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
- Decisions taken by the Commission as part of any function conferred on it shall be subject to confirmation [within six months] by the Secretary of State.
The purpose of this amendment was to ensure that ministers "cannot duck having the final say" and would reinstate an element of democratic accountability, so to speak.
Without this clause, the intent of the Planning Bill is that the final say would be by an appointed Planning Commission within the brief of a National Policy Statement.
-  The Infrastructure Planning Commission, Planning Bill, 7 February 2008
-  Amendment No. 339, House of Commons, 25 June 2008
-  Paul Grogan MP, House of Commons, 25 June 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||176 (+1 tell)||0||92.7%|
|Lab||303 (+2 tell)||16 (+1 tell)||0||91.7%|
|Colin Challen||Morley and Rothwell||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Jim Cousins||Newcastle upon Tyne Central||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Grogan||Selby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Michael Meacher||Oldham West and Royton||Lab||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||aye|