Business of the House — Closure of Debate — Scrutiny of EU Foreign, Defence and Security Policy — 10 Mar 2011 at 17:57
The majority of MPs voted to bring a debate on scrutiny of European foreign, defence and security policy to a close.
The debate had gone on for around an hour and a half.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Question be now put.
The result of this motion being passed was the curtailing of the debate on the motion being debated and the move to a vote.
The motion under consideration was:
- That this House
- pays tribute to the work of the European Security and Defence Assembly and the members of the UK Delegation;
- notes the continuing need for co-ordinated scrutiny by national parliaments of intergovernmental activities under the EU’s foreign, defence and security policies;
- welcomes the report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Future inter-parliamentary scrutiny of EU foreign, defence and security policy, HC 697; and approves its approach to delivering that scrutiny.
The primary approach suggested by the committee was to use the Conference of European Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the EU as oversight body for European foreign, defence and security policy.
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||88 (+2 tell)||3 (+2 tell)||0||31.0%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|James Clappison||Hertsmere||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow South West||Lab (minister)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|