Postal Services Bill — New Clause 4 — Restriction on Universal Service Provider Disposals — 12 Jan 2011 at 18:00

Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd voted to require regulatory approval prior to disposals of part of a universal postal service provider's business.

The majority of MPs against requiring regulatory approval prior to disposals of part of a universal postal service provider's business.

For a sale to be permitted the regulator, Ofcom, would have to certify the sale does not in any way reduce the company's ability to deliver its universal service prior.

MPs were considering the Postal Services Bill[1]. The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:

  • Any company providing a universal postal service must, prior to selling any part of its business to another entity, first report its intention to Ofcom who must certify the sale does not in any way reduce the company's ability to deliver its universal service.

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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
Con274 (+2 tell) 2090.8%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 222086.4%
LDem41 0071.9%
PC0 2 (+1 tell)0100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 5 (+1 tell)0100.0%
Total:315 240087.1%

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
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye

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