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

Phillip Lee MP, Bracknell 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:

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)aye
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)aye
Douglas CarswellClactonConaye
William CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)aye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)aye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellaye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)aye
Patrick MercerNewarkConaye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)tellaye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)aye
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessCon (front bench)aye
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
John WhittingdaleMaldonCon (front bench)aye
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodCon (front bench)both
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)both

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