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Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 1, line 20, leave out '1996-97' and insert '1999-2000'.
The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (Mr. Michael J. Martin):
With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 29, in clause 2, page 1, line 22, leave out '1997-98' and insert '1999-2000'.
However, to bring that about, we would have to return to the bad old days of direction, which we had under previous Labour Governments. People would be told, "Because you live in this area, your children will attend that school," and there would be no question of choice.
Question put , That the amendment be made:--
The Committee divided: Ayes 138, Noes 353.
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||0||138 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|Lab||338 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.5%|