Protection of Freedoms Bill — Clause 20 — National Security: Appointment of Commissioner — 10 Oct 2011 at 20:44

Jamie Reed MP, Copeland voted to require a report, produced after consultation with the Association of Chief Police Officers, and approved by both Houses of Parliament, prior to the appointment of a Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring a report, produced after consultation with the Association of Chief Police Officers, and approved by both Houses of Parliament, prior to the appointment of a Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material.

MPs were considering the Protection of Freedoms Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 108, page 13, line 26, leave out from ‘must’ to end of line 28 and insert—
  • ‘place a report in both Houses, after consultation with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), on the suitability of a Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (referred to in this section and sections 21 and 22 as “the Commissioner”.
  • ‘(1A) Subject to the approval of a report laid under subsection (1) by resolution of both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State may appoint a Commissioner to be known as the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material.’.

Had it not been rejected this amendment would have amended Clause 20(1) of the Bill[2] which stated:

  • The Secretary of State must appoint a Commissioner to be known as the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (referred to in this section and sections 21 and 22 as “the Commissioner”).

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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
Con244 (+1 tell) 2080.7%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 218 (+2 tell)085.3%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 0078.9%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:291 227082.1%

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

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