Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2) — New Clause 15 — Defence statistics — 14 Jun 2011 at 21:15
I beg to move, that the clause be read a Second time.
It is a pleasure to speak in favour of new clause 15 on defence statistics, which, for some, might appear a dry subject but which, after a strategic defence and security review and during an ongoing basing review, is quite important. It is especially important to those of us who have concerns that the way in which the Ministry of Defence has been managing its infrastructure, manning levels and spending is grossly imbalanced. We know all this because it has consistently provided parliamentary answers that show it to be true. It is true in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and in a number of English regions. The worrying prospect is that the result of this
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.
The Committee divided:
Ayes 10, Noes 282.
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||240 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.8%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||0||0||73.7%|
|SNP||0||3 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|