European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer — 14 Sep 2011 at 19:34
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest
The majority of MPs voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest
The text of the approved motion was:
- That this House :
- takes note of European Union Document No. 11497/11 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest; and
- supports the Government’s recommendation not to opt into the Directive in accordance with Protocol (No.21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
-  EU webpage on Directive 2013/48/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, and on the right to have a third party informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third persons and with consular authorities while deprived of liberty
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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|
|Gregory Barker||Bexhill and Battle||Con (front bench)||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||aye|