Disqualifications Bill — Disqualification from ministerial office in United Kingdom — 25 Jan 2000
Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
Question proposed , That the clause stand part of the Bill.
The Government acknowledge in the Bill's title that the measure is about disqualification.
Question put and agreed to .
Clause 4 ordered to stand part of the Bill .
Brought up, and read the First time.
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: new clause 8-- Minister of the Crown --
We have had many debates about who may qualify for or be disqualified from membership of the House under the Bill. However, new clause 8 tackles the case of someone who has a dual mandate for the Dail and the House of Commons. Such a person could not be a Minister of the Crown if the new clause was accepted.
Question put , That the clause be read a Second Time:--
The Committee divided: Ayes 173, Noes 309.
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||135 (+1 tell)||0||84.5%|
|Lab||308 (+2 tell)||0||0||74.3%|
|UUP||0||6 (+1 tell)||0||70.0%|