Serious Crime Bill — New Clause 2 — Official Secrets Act 1989 — Defence of Disclosure to Historic Child Abuse Inquiry — 23 Feb 2015 at 21:00

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Islington North voted to create a defence to an offence under the Official Secrets Act where a disclosure has been made to an investigation or inquiry relating to historic child abuse.

The majority of MPs voted against creating a defence to an offence under the Official Secrets Act where a disclosure has been made to an investigation or inquiry relating to historic child abuse.

MPs were considering the Serious Crime Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:

  • (1) The Official Secrets Act 1989 is amended as follows—
  • (2) After section 8, insert—
  • “(8A) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under any provision of this Act to prove that he knew, or had reasonable cause to believe, that the information, document or article disclosed was—
  • (a) germane to an official investigation of, or inquiry into, historic child abuse, and
  • (b) provided only to an officer of such an investigation or inquiry.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con254 (+1 tell) 8086.8%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 207 (+2 tell)081.0%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 3078.6%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 4066.7%
UKIP0 20100.0%
Total:295 233082.9%

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
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)aye
Guto BebbAberconwyCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Charlotte LeslieBristol North WestCon (front bench)aye
Duncan HamesChippenhamLDem (front bench)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)aye
Tessa MuntWellsLDem (front bench)aye

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