Royal Mail — Notes Conservatives' failure to invest — 11 Feb 2009 at 18:47
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (No).
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the motion:
- This House
- notes the threats to the future of the Royal Mail and welcomes the conclusion of the Hooper Report that, as part of a plan to place the Royal Mail on a sustainable path for the future, the current six days a week universal service obligation (USO) must be protected, that the primary duty of a new regulator should be to maintain the USO, and that the Government should address the growing pensions deficit;
- notes that modernisation in the Royal Mail is essential and that investment must be found for it;
- endorses the call for a new relationship between management and postal unions;
- urges engagement with relevant stakeholders to secure the Government's commitment to a thriving and prosperous Royal Mail, secure in public ownership, that is able to compete and lead internationally and that preserves the universal postal service;
- further notes the Conservatives' failure to invest in Royal Mail when they were in power in contrast with Labour's support for both Royal Mail and the Post Office; and
- notes that legislation on these issues will be subject to normal parliamentary procedures.
This motion replaced a Conservative Party motion which was rejected in the previous division which urged the Government to implement rapidly the proposals for a partial privatization given in the Hooper Review.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||148 (+2 tell)||0||77.7%|
|Lab||307 (+2 tell)||0||0||88.3%|