Scotland Bill — Cross-border public bodies: initial status — 4 Mar 1998
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Considered in Committee [Progress, 23 February].
Amendment proposed [23 February]: No. 258, in page 37, line 32, to leave out from the word 'is' to end of line 33 and insert the words
'120 per cent. of the electoral quota for England.'.--[ Dr Fox. ]
Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.
It being half-past Five o'clock , The Chairman, pursuant to the Order [13 January] and the Resolution [23 February], put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair .
Clause 81 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Clause 82 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 96, in page 38, line 25, after 'enactment', insert 'or by Royal Charter'.
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The paragraph then gives some examples of such bodies. I shall not list them all--I have done that before--but, suffice to say, they include, inter alia, the BBC and the Independent Television Commission. Between the White Paper being published and the Bill being published, that has all disappeared.
The Gaelic Television Committee, which subsequently became the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, has its statutory basis in those Acts. Section 183(1) of the 1990 Act says that the Secretary of State
"shall, for each subsequent financial year,"--
It being Eight o'clock , The Chairman, pursuant to the Order [13 January] and the Resolution [23 February], put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.
Question put, That the amendment be made :--
The Committee divided: Ayes 42, Noes 287.
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|
|Lab||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||69.3%|
|SNP||0||3 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|