Counter-Terrorism Bill — Access to Information and Destruction of Samples Held by the Police — 19 Nov 2008 at 14:00
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against making clear when people can ask the police to destroy samples (for example of DNA) taken during an investigation, and to allow people to find out what information the police hold about them.
The amendment voted on was introduced during debate with a speech saying:
- Our amendment would require the Secretary of State to draft and lay before Parliament regulations governing the procedures by which people can discover what information is held about them, and in what circumstances a request can be made for any samples that may have been taken during an investigation to be destroyed.
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||137 (+2 tell)||0||72.0%|
|Lab||276 (+2 tell)||4||0||80.6%|
|Diane Abbott||Hackney North and Stoke Newington||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Keith Vaz||Leicester East||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||aye|