Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures — 15 Jul 2013 at 20:42
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009
The majority of MPs voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 then seek to rejoin those where it is in the national interest to do so.
The text of the motion agreed to was:
- That this House believes that the UK should opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 and seek to rejoin measures where it is in the national interest to do so and invites the European Scrutiny Committee, the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Justice Select Committee to submit relevant reports before the end of October, before the Government opens formal discussions with the Commission, Council and other Member States, prior to the Government’s formal application to rejoin measures in accordance with Article 10(5) of Protocol 36 to the TFEU.
This vote was preceded by a vote on a rejected opposition alternative to the government motion.
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 15 July 2013
-  Theresa May MP (Maidenhead, Conservative) , House of Commons, 15 July 2013
-  Alan Beith MP, (Berwick-upon-Tweed, Liberal Democrat), House of Commons, 15 July 2013
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||290 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.7%|
|Lab||1||232 (+2 tell)||0||91.1%|
|Keith Vaz||Leicester East||Lab (minister)||aye|