Planning Bill — Delegation of functions only to local authorities — rejected — 25 Jun 2008 at 18:45

Ian Taylor MP, Esher and Walton voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against stipulating that Regional Planning Boards could delegate their functions to local authorities, instead of to Regional Development Agencies, as proposed.[1]

The Planning Bill adds in a new clause to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 which says:[2]

  • The RPB may make arrangements with the regional development agency for its region for the exercise by the agency on behalf of the RPB of any of the RPB’s functions.

The amendment proposed would have changed the words "the regional development agency for its region" to "a local authority for an area within its region (whether singly or jointly with other local authorities)"

Since delegation of planning work can already be made to local authorities, the purpose of this change was to prevent delegation of work going to development agencies.[3]

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 161 (+2 tell)085.3%
DUP0 2022.2%
Ind1 1040.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 1086.9%
LDem0 44069.8%
PC0 30100.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:303 213083.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye

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