Nomination of Members to General Committees — Proportion of Government and Opposition Members — 12 Sep 2017 at 22:11
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted for the Government to have a majority on general committees with an odd number of members, and for equal numbers of Government and Opposition members on committees with an even number of members.
The majority of MPs voted for the Government to have a majority on general committees with an odd number of members, and for equal numbers of Government and Opposition members on committees with an even number of members.
MPs were considering a motion containing the following part "B":
- B. SELECTION COMMITTEE (NOMINATION TO GENERAL COMMITTEES)
- The Selection Committee shall interpret paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 86 (Nomination of general committees) in such a way that where a committee has an odd number of members the Government shall have a majority, and where a committee has an even number of members the number of Government and Opposition members shall be equal; but this instruction shall not apply to the nomination of any public bill committee to which the proviso in sub-paragraph (iv) of that paragraph applies.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- (a), Leave out part B.
-  Motion on the nomination of Members to Committees, House of Commons, Official Record, 12 September 2017
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||310 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.4%|
|LDem||0||10 (+1 tell)||0||91.7%|
|SNP||0||33 (+1 tell)||0||97.1%|