Members' Travel — 26 May 1999

I beg to move,

That the Resolution of 6th December 1991 relating to travel by Members to European Community Institutions be rescinded.

That, in the opinion of this House, provision should be made as from 1st April 1999 for reimbursing Members in respect of the cost of travelling on parliamentary duties between the United Kingdom and any European Union institution in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg or the national parliament of another European Union member state and any additional expenses necessarily incurred in such travelling, subject to the limit that

(1) the amount payable to a Member in any year, beginning with 1st April, shall not exceed the aggregate of--

(a) the cost of a return business class airfare for the journey on the assumption that the journey begins and ends at a London airport and that the destination is any of the three cities mentioned above or the location of the national parliament of a European Union member state; and

(b) twice the corresponding civil service class A standard subsistence rate for the time being in operation; and

(2) expenditure in pursuance of this Resolution within financial year 1999-2000 shall not exceed the total currently planned for expenditure on travel by Members to European Union institutions within that year.

Amendment proposed : (k), in line 16, at end insert

Question , That the amendment be made, put and agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put :--

The House divided: Ayes 108, Noes 5.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con23 4 (+2 tell)017.9%
Lab60 (+2 tell) 0014.9%
LDem23 1052.2%
UUP2 0020.0%
Total:108 5018.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstContellno
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderContellno
John RandallUxbridgeConno
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Peter ViggersGosportConno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)no

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