Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy — 30 Nov 2016 at 15:53
The majority of MPs voted against an investigation into the contrast between public statements and private actions in the run up to the Iraq war.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- recognises that the Chilcot Inquiry provided substantial evidence of misleading information being presented by the then Prime Minister and others on the development of the then Government's policy towards the invasion of Iraq as shown most clearly in the contrast between private correspondence to the United States government and public statements to Parliament and to the people and also in the presentation of intelligence information; and
- calls on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, further to its current investigation into the lessons to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry for the machinery of government, to conduct a further specific examination of this contrast in public and private policy and of the presentation of intelligence, and then to report to the House on what further action it considers necessary and appropriate to help prevent any repetition of this disastrous series of events.
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||271 (+2 tell)||6||0||85.1%|
|SNP||0||48 (+2 tell)||0||92.6%|
|David Amess||Southend West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bob Blackman||Harrow East||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Roger Gale||North Thanet||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||aye|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Stephen Hepburn||Jarrow||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alasdair McDonnell||Belfast South||SDLP (front bench)||no|