Backbench Business — Ministerial Statements — 5 Dec 2011 at 18:42
I beg to move,
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.
The House divided:
Ayes 119, Noes 228.
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||195 (+2 tell)||15 (+2 tell)||0||69.9%|
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||aye|
|Bernard Jenkin||Harwich and North Essex||Con||aye|
|Nadine Dorries||Mid Bedfordshire||Con||aye|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con||aye|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con||aye|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||tellaye|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con||aye|
|Richard Drax||South Dorset||Con||aye|
|John Stanley||Tonbridge and Malling||Con||aye|