London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading — 13 Oct 2010 at 17:13
Richard Harrington MP, Watford voted not to give more powers to London local authorities.
The majority of MPs voted to give more powers to local authorities in London.
Technically the vote was on giving the London Local Authorities Bill a second reading ie. allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law.
Parliament's webpage on the Bill summarises its content saying it "confers a range of further powers upon local authorities in London, including:
- the issuing of penalty charges for littering and dog-related offences
- miscellaneous provisions related to public health, environmental protection and highways
- provision for local authorities to serve management orders on owners of houses in multiple occupation that require maintenance
- changes to the powers of entry by ‘appropriate officers’ to houses
- miscellaneous provisions for the licensing of premises."
While moving the motion that the Bill ought be read a second time Conservative MP Mike Freer said:
- This is the 10th London Local Authorities Bill and it is promoted on behalf of the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation, speaking for Londoners. Although many of us would prefer a reduction in regulation and a lessening of the intrusive nature of government both national and local as that is a laudable aim, we have a responsibility to address the real issues facing Londoners.
-  Bill as brought to the Commons from the Lords dated 01.12.2009
-  London Local Authorities Bill - page on the Parliament website.
-  Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green, Conservative), House of Commons, 13th October 2010
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||224 (+2 tell)||15 (+2 tell)||3||80.4%|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con||no|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con||no|
|Greg Knight||East Yorkshire||Con||no|
|David Morris||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Con||no|
|Stephen Phillips||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||no|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con||no|
|Gordon Henderson||Sittingbourne and Sheppey||Con||both|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||both|
|Robert Smith||West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine||LDem||no|