Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Sentencing — 23 May 2011 at 19:04

Guto Bebb MP, Aberconwy voted with the majority (No).

I beg to move,

That this House opposes changing the maximum discount for custodial sentences to up to 50% for those who plead guilty.

I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from “House” to the end of the Question and add:

“deplores the previous Government’s failure to tackle the national scandal of reoffending and its mismanagement of the justice system; notes that discounts for guilty pleas have been an established principle of common law for decades, and that they can speed up justice and spare victims and witnesses the ordeal of waiting and preparing to give evidence at trial; and welcomes the Government’s intention to overhaul sentencing to deliver more effective punishment for offenders and increased reparation for victims and to reform offenders to cut crime.”

Question put (Standing Order No. 31(2)), That the original words stand part of the Question.

The House divided:

Ayes 221, Noes 303.

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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
Con256 (+1 tell) 6085.9%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab0 212 (+2 tell)083.3%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 0080.7%
PC1 0033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:303 221083.1%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
Anne MainSt AlbansConaye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConaye

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