Referendums Bill — Commencement (No. 2) — 21 May 1999
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
Brought up, and read the First time.
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
We have spent the morning dealing with dodgy MOT certificates. We now deal with a dodgy insurance policy, as proposed by the hon. Member for Blaby (Mr. Robathan). On Second Reading and throughout Committee, he described the Bill as an insurance policy. I have sought to amend the Bill extensively to turn it from a dodgy insurance policy into one that will work, but the hon. Gentleman does not want to take any advice on the matter.
Mr. Andrew Robathan (Blaby):
As regards advice, has the hon. Gentleman taken any advice from the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Knowsley, North and Sefton, East (Mr. Howarth), or from anyone in the Whips Office, on the new clause that he has tabled?
Question put , That the clause be read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 3, Noes 0.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||1 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||1.2%|
|Alan Whitehead||Southampton, Test||Lab (minister)||tellno|