Business of the House -- Programme motion — 15 Jun 2010 at 17:26

Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted with the majority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted in favour of setting a time limit ensuring that a range of motions relating to the workings of the House of Commons (the membership of committees and when the House sits) were disposed of that day.

David Heath a Liberal Democrat and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons proposed the motion. In debate he explained his and the Government's position saying:
It would be foolish of us to take up a great deal of time debating the business of the House motion at the expense of the important debates that I know the House is eager to move on to at the first opportunity.
The full text of the motion:
That, at today's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Sir George Young relating to
  • Backbench Business Committee,
  • Election of Backbench Business Committee,
  • Backbench Business (Amendment of Standing Orders),
  • Westminster Hall (Amendment of Standing Orders),
  • Topical Debates (Amendments of Standing Orders),
  • Pay for Chairs of Select Committees,
  • Backbench Business Committee (Review),
  • September Sittings, Business of the House (Private Members' Bills),
  • Deferred Divisions (Timing), Select Committees (Membership),
  • Select Committees (Machinery of Government Change) and
  • Sittings of the House not later than 9.30 pm;
such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

Question put.

The House divided: Ayes 301, Noes 198.

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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
Con252 (+2 tell) 3084.0%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab1 181 (+2 tell)071.3%
LDem48 0084.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:301 198078.7%

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
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConno
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye

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