Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill — Clause 1 — Expenditure on financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure — 15 Oct 2012 at 20:30

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted not to require public money spent giving financial assistance in relation to the provision of infrastructure be only spent in relation to the provision of infrastructure within the UK.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring public money spent giving financial assistance in relation to the provision of infrastructure be only spent in relation to the provision of infrastructure within the UK.

MPs were considering the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 11, page 1, line 6, after ‘infrastructure’, insert ‘within the United Kingdom’.

This would have affected clause 1(1) of the Bill[2] which stated:

  • There may be paid out of money provided by Parliament expenditure incurred
  • (a) by the Treasury, or
  • (b) by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury,
  • in giving, or in connection with giving, financial assistance to any person in respect of the provision of infrastructure.

Infrastructure was subsequently defined as including (a) water, electricity, gas, telecommunications, sewerage or other services, (b) railway facilities (including rolling stock), roads or other transport facilities, (c) health or educational facilities, (d) court or prison facilities, and (e) housing.

During the debate MP Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove, Conservative) argued against the amendment stating[3]:

  • the guarantee scheme contains provisions requiring the infrastructure to be of national significance to the UK.

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con237 (+1 tell) 0078.0%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 202 (+2 tell)080.0%
LDem47 (+1 tell) 0084.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP2 0266.7%
Total:288 209278.7%

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
Eilidh WhitefordBanff and BuchanSNP (front bench)both
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)both

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