Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need — 17 Apr 2012 at 17:30

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Lord Chancellor to ensure that, subject to resources, individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs.

MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill[1]. The motion approved in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.

The rejected Lords amendment 1 stated[2]:

  • Page 1, line 5, leave out from “secure” to end of line 6 and insert “(within the resources made available and in accordance with this Part) that individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs”

This would have taken effect on Clause 1(1) of the Bill[3] of which at the time of the vote stated:

  • The Lord Chancellor must secure that legal aid is made available in accordance with this Part.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con259 (+1 tell) 0085.0%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab0 230 (+2 tell)090.3%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 4080.7%
PC0 30100.0%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:300 251087.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDemno
Simon HughesBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLDemno
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemno

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