Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill — Clause 40 — Remuneration package of the Comptroller and Auditor General — 4 Nov 2009 at 18:00
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).
'(10) All remuneration, allowances and expenses in relation to P must be published monthly online.'.Clause 40(1) of the bill stated "The person (“P”) who is the Comptroller and Auditor General".
Six monthly voluntary disclosures of the Comptroller and Auditor General's hospitality and expenses are currently available via the National Audit Office website the government argued these disclosures, on a voluntary basis, were sufficient.
In April 2007 a Freedom of Information request by Private Eye Magazine resulted in the revelation of the then Comptroller and Auditor General's expenses. The expenses released included £365,000 on travel and accommodation and almost £27,000 at restaurants over three years. 
- 'Spendthrift' public spending watchdog to retire, The Times, London, October 26, 2007.
- House of Commons Research Paper on the Comptroller and Auditor General
The Committee divided: Ayes 201, Noes 274.
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||145 (+2 tell)||0||76.2%|
|Lab||271 (+2 tell)||1||0||78.5%|