Backbench Business — Ministerial Statements To Be Made to Parliament First — 5 Dec 2011 at 18:42

Heather Wheeler MP, South Derbyshire voted against making clear Ministers are expected to make announcements to Parliament first and that serious breaches of the expectation should be investigated by the Committee on Standards and Privileges.

The majority of MPs voted to make clear Ministers are expected to make announcements to Parliament first and that serious breaches of the expectation should be investigated by the Committee on Standards and Privileges

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • expects Ministers to make all important announcements relating to government policy to Parliament before they are made elsewhere on all occasions when Parliament is sitting;
  • considers that information which forms all or part of such announcements should not be released to the press before such a statement is made to Parliament, as recommended in the First Report from the Procedure Committee, on Ministerial Statements, HC 602; and
  • further considers that hon. Members who believe the protocol has been breached should first report this to the Speaker for his judgment and that in the case of a minor breach the Speaker may take appropriate steps but in more serious or more complex cases he would refer the matter to the Committee on Standards and Privileges for further investigation.

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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
Con195 (+2 tell) 15 (+2 tell)069.9%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 97037.7%
LDem33 1059.6%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 2033.3%
Total:228 119055.5%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Steven BakerWycombeConaye
Douglas CarswellClactonConaye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireConaye
Richard DraxSouth DorsetConaye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkConaye
James GrayNorth WiltshireContellaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringContellaye
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughConaye
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexConaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
David NuttallBury NorthConaye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetConaye
Sir John StanleyTonbridge and MallingConaye
Sarah WollastonTotnesConaye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDemaye

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