Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Evidence of Domestic Abuse Used In Relation to Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid — 31 Oct 2011 at 22:01
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against explicitly listing what counts as evidence of abuse in relation to he award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims.
The majority of MPs voted against explicitly listing in law what counts as evidence of abuse in relation to he award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims.
MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was amendment 74, which listed what would count as evidence that someone was being abused for the purposes of eligibility for civil legal aid for victims of domestic abuse.
The list of acceptable evidence would have been added to Schedule 1, clause 10(9) of the Bill which defines victims of domestic violence for the purposes of eligibility for civil legal aid.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill (now an Act)
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 31 October 2011
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||263 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.3%|
|Lab||1||223 (+2 tell)||0||87.6%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||3||0||78.9%|
|Siân James||Swansea East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Martin Horwood||Cheltenham||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|