Regional Accountability — Set up regional select committees — 12 Nov 2008 at 16:17

Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted in the minority (No).

The majority of the House of Commons voted for the motion:

  • This House
  • welcomes the Third Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on Regional Accountability (HC Paper No. 282);
  • approves the proposals for regional select and grand committees for each of the English regions set out in the response from the Government in the White Paper, Regional Accountability (Cm 7376), except that the Chairmen of regional select committees shall not be paid;[2]
  • accordingly endorses the clear expectation that the regional select committees should meet significantly less frequently than departmental select committees; and
  • considers that the combination of select committees providing opportunities for inquiries and reports into regional policy and administration together with opportunities for debate involving all honourable Members from the relevant region will provide a major step forward in the scrutiny of regional policy.

The original motion[1] had been altered by a narrow vote[2] to include the requirement that the Chairmen of these regional select committees would not be paid an additional salary above their MP's wage.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 160 (+2 tell)083.9%
DUP0 5055.6%
Ind0 3060.0%
Lab252 (+2 tell) 4073.7%
LDem0 51081.0%
PC2 0066.7%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:254 224077.2%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLabno

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