Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading — 18 Dec 2012 at 18:17
The majority of MPs voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals.
The Bill provided for:
- The introduction of a "closed material procedure" in the civil courts which involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case.
- An expansion of the statutory remit of the Intelligence and Security Committee to include:
- (i) a role in overseeing the wider Government intelligence community (beyond the three security and intelligence agencies (the "Agencies")) and
- (ii) retrospective oversight of the operational activities of the Agencies on matters of significant national interest.
- The Intelligence and Security Committee to have powers to require information from the Agencies subject only to a veto by the Secretary of State rather than, as previously, Agency heads.
- Extension of the remit of the Intelligence Services Commissioner at the direction of the Prime Minister.
- The use of intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals across the UK.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Justice and Security Bill (now an Act)
-  Explanatory notes to the Justice and Security Bill
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||217 (+2 tell)||4||0||73.1%|
|Lab||3||5 (+1 tell)||0||3.5%|
|SNP||0||3 (+1 tell)||0||66.7%|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Edward Leigh||Gainsborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Simon Reevell||Dewsbury||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||no|
|Hazel Blears||Salford and Eccles||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Paul Goggins||Wythenshawe and Sale East||Lab||aye|
|George Howarth||Knowsley||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem (front bench)||no|