Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — New Clause 26 — Exemptions from Offence of Squatting in a Residential Building — 1 Nov 2011 at 22:00
The majority of MPs voted not to exclude squatting in a building which has been empty for six months or more and where there are no significant steps being taken to refurbish, let or sell the building at the time of the trespass from a new offence of squatting in a residential building.
MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment proposed to new clause 26: (a), line 7, insert—
- ‘(2A) The offence is not committed where the building has been empty for six months or more and where there are no significant steps being taken to refurbish, let or sell the building at the time of the trespass.’.
New clause 26 titled Offence of squatting in a residential building defines that offence the above text was an addition to that definition.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (now an Act)
-  Amendment sheet page including proposed New Clause 26
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||251 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.4%|
|Lab||0||11 (+2 tell)||1||5.4%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||4||0||80.7%|
|Geoffrey Robinson||Coventry North West||Lab||both|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Martin Horwood||Cheltenham||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|