Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 8 — Boundary Commission Veto on Modification of Their Recommendations — 20 Oct 2010 at 16:45
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted not to give the Boundary Commissions a veto on any modifications Parliament might want to make to their recommendations before acting on them.
The majority of MPs voted not to give the Boundary Commissions a veto on any modifications Parliament might want to make to their recommendations before acting on them.
The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill contains a provision requiring the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament the draft of an Order in Council for giving effect, with or without modifications, to the recommendations contained in the reports from the Boundary Commissions.
The division was on an amendment which would have added an additional provision stating:
- '(5AA) The draft of an Order in Council laid under subsection (5A) above may only give effect to the recommendations contained in all four reports under subsection (1) above with modifications, where those modifications have been made with the agreement of the Boundary Commissions.'
Had the amendment passed it would have reduced the power of democratically accountable MPs; and given more power to the Boundary Commissions.
-  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced
-  Section of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill as introduced containing p.7 line 13, the location of the relevant section
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||259 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.3%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|