Scotland Bill — Stages of Bills — 19 May 1998
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
As amended (in the Committee), further considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 16, line 35, leave out from beginning to end of line 7 on page 17 and insert--
'.--(1) Each Bill considered by the Parliament shall comprise the following stages--
(a) a general debate and vote on the principles of the Bill;
(b) a committee stage for members of the Parliament to consider and vote on the detail of the bill and for interested bodies to make representations to the Parliament;
(c) a further stage for interested bodies to make representations to the Parliament;
(d) a report stage to consider any amendments subsequent to the committee stage in subsection (1)(b) and the further stage for representations in subsection (1)(c);
(e) a final debate and vote on the Bill at which the Parliament can either pass or reject it.
(2) A period of not less than three calendar months shall separate the stages of the Bill mentioned in subsections (1)(b) and (1)(d) unless otherwise provided for by a resolution supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of the total number of seats for members of the Parliament.'.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 116, Noes 303.
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||116 (+2 tell)||0||72.8%|
|Lab||260 (+2 tell)||0||0||62.8%|