Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Sentencing — 23 May 2011 at 19:04
Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire 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.
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||256 (+1 tell)||6||0||85.9%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.7%|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||aye|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||aye|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||aye|