Policing and Crime Bill — Police and Crime Commissioners — Responsibility for Fire and Rescue Service. — 26 Apr 2016 at 15:46
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to allow Police and Crime Commissioners to be given responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service.
The majority of MPs voted to allow Police and Crime Commissioners to be given responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service.
MPs were considering the Policing and Crime Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 3, page 6, line 3, leave out Clause 6
The amendment was accompanied with an explanatory note stating:
- This amendment, along with amendment 4, would prevent Police and Crime Commissioners from taking over the functions of Fire and Rescue Authorities.
Clause 6 of the Bill was titled: Provision for police and crime commissioner to be fire and rescue authority and stated:
- Schedule 1 makes provision for a person who is the police and crime commissioner for an area to be the fire and rescue authority for that area.
Schedule 1 states that The Secretary of State may, by order, make a Police and Crime Commissioner the Fire and Rescue Authority for an area.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Policing and Crime Bill
-  Clause 6 of the Policing and Crime Bill as at the time of the vote
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||305 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.0%|
|Lab||0||188 (+2 tell)||0||82.6%|