Broadcasting — Devolution — Scottish Six O'Clock News on the BBC — 18 Oct 2016 at 18:11
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against a dedicated six o'clock BBC TV news programme for Scotland which would be anchored in Scotland, and against greater devolution in broadcasting.
MPs were debating the motion:
- That this House
- approves the draft Agreement (Cm 9332), between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was laid before this House on 15 September 2016.
an amendment, rejected in this vote, stated:
- at end insert—
- and, recognising the special identities of the nations of the UK, calls upon the Government and the British Broadcasting Corporation to deliver maximum devolution of broadcasting and, specifically for Scotland, the six o’clock news option recommended by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in its Third Report, BBC White Paper and related issues (HC 150),published in August 2016”.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||263 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.5%|
|SNP||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||87.0%|