Queen's Speech — Express Humble Regret for Ommissions -rejected — 25 Nov 2009 at 18:44
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
This division followed a debate on Queen's Speech. The Queen's speech is where the monarch reads out a list of the bills which the government plans to bring-in in the next parliamentary session. The majority of MPs voted not to complain about omissions in the Government's legislative programme when writing to the Queen to thank her for reading the speech.
Following the Queens' Speech MPs were considering writing to the Queen to say:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
This vote was on adding the following to the end of the message:
- "but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to offer answers to the growing social challenges facing the United Kingdom, and proposes no new ideas about ending the culture of deprivation and welfare dependency in many parts of the country or on dealing with the growing level of economic inactivity; note that it offers no fresh solutions to the challenge of anti-social behaviour in communities around the country, nor does it reform the licensing system to tackle alcohol-fuelled disorder; and further regret that after 12 years in power the Government brings forward no new approaches to the challenges the country faces."
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||169 (+2 tell)||0||88.6%|
|Lab||324 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.1%|