Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 152 — Specialist Police and CPS Units to Deal with Universal Jurisdiction Arrest Warrants in Private Prosecutions — 30 Mar 2011 at 19:00
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted against establishing specialist units in the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police to deal with arrest warrants in private prosecutions of universal jurisdiction cases.
The majority of MPs voted against establishing specialist units in the Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police to deal with arrest warrants sought by or issued to private prosecutors in respect of certain offences such as grave breaches of the Geneva conventions, hostage taking and hijacking, which may be tried in England and Wales wherever the crime has occurred and irrespective of the nationality or residence of the offender.
MPs were considering the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 154, page 100, line 17, at end insert:
- ‘(a) A specialist unit shall be established within the Crown Prosecution Service, reporting to the Director of Public Prosecutions, so as to ensure minimal delay in decisions relating to arrest warrants issued under this section.
- (b) A specialist unit shall be established within the Metropolitan Police so as to ensure minimal delay in the issuing of arrest warrants under this section.’.
Had it not been rejected the above text would have been added to Clause 152 of the Bill
-  Parliament's webpage on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill (now an Act)
-  Clause 152 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill
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||253 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||178 (+2 tell)||0||69.8%|