Loans to Ireland Bill — Clause 1 — Interest Rate to be Charged on United Kingdom Loans to Ireland — 15 Dec 2010 at 17:15

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted against requiring the interest rate to be charged on loans of up to £3,250 million from the UK to Ireland be determined by the House of Commons.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the interest rate to be charged on loans of up to £3,250 million from the UK to Ireland be determined by the House of Commons.

MPs were considering the Loans to Ireland Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 6, page 1, line 18, at end insert-
  • '(7A) Before determining the interest to be charged on any payments under this Act, the Treasury must specify the rate of interest by order; and the Treasury may not make such an order unless-
  • (a) the House of Commons has determined by resolution the rate of interest to be charged; and
  • (b) the order provides for that specified rate to be charged.'

MPs were considering authorising loans of up to £3,250 million to Ireland, this amendment would have required the House of Commons to approve the interest rate to be charged.

The explanatory notes to the Bill[2] included an assurance:

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con245 (+1 tell) 23 (+2 tell)289.2%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 212082.5%
LDem46 (+1 tell) 0082.5%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP6 00100.0%
Total:299 241285.4%

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

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Steven BakerWycombeConaye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConaye
Peter BoneWellingboroughConaye
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireConaye
Douglas CarswellClactonConaye
William CashStoneConaye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Richard DraxSouth DorsetConaye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConaye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringContellaye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexConaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
Anne MainSt AlbansConaye
Patrick MercerNewarkConaye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodContellaye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetConaye
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessConaye
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleConaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightConaye
John WhittingdaleMaldonConaye
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConboth
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConboth

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