Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — New Clause 6 — Prison for Second Offence of Carrying a Knife — 17 Jun 2014 at 17:45

Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances.

MPs were considering the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill[1]. The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause be read a Second time.

The clause in question was New Clause 6[2] which introduced a presumption that someone over 16 convicted of a second or subsequent offence of carrying of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse or convicted of the offence of having article with blade or point in public place would be given a custodial sentence, and for those over 18 that sentence would be a sentence of imprisonment for a term of at least six months.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con188 (+2 tell) 1163.0%
DUP4 0050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab208 3081.8%
LDem0 44 (+2 tell)082.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
Total:403 52172.2%

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
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonCon (front bench)both
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLab (minister)no
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLabno

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