[S1M-638] Decision Time — 8 Mar 2000 at 17:03

This looks like the vote on S1M-638

The description in the bulletin on 2000-03-07 is:

*S1M-638 Fiona Hyslop: Role of Post Offices—That the Parliament notes the important role played by post offices and sub-post offices in the economic and social fabric of many of our communities and notes with concern proposals from Her Majesty’s Government to change the method of benefit payments (Automated Credit Transfer Scheme to banks) which could result in the closure of sub-post offices and the impact this could have on the social inclusion targets of the Scottish Executive; further notes that recent announcements to allow some cash payments to continue to be paid from post offices will be too little too late to alleviate this serious situation, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations on this issue to Her Majesty’s Government in order to defend the interests of our urban and rural communities and urges it to be proactive in making representations to other relevant agencies to ensure the continuance and development of post offices in Scotland and the improvement of the availability of financial services in poorer communities in Scotland. Supported by: Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*, Colin Campbell*

The description in the bulletin on 2000-03-08 is:

S1M-638 Role of Post Offices (lodged on 6 March 2000) Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

You can search for this motion (S1M-638) on TheyWorkForYou

Text Introducing Division:

The fifth question is, that motion S1M-638, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on the role of post offices, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?


There will be a division.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Public Whip is run as a free not-for-profit free service. If you'd like to support us, please consider switching your electricity and/or gas to Bulb Energy who provide 100% renewable electricity and tend to be 20% cheaper than the 'Big Six'. They'll also pay any exit fees (up to £120) from your old supplier AND give you (and us) a £50 credit for joining up via our Bulb Referral Link.

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)AbstentionsTurnout
Con0 13072.2%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 02100.0%
Lab49 0089.1%
LDem14 0087.5%
SNP0 02472.7%
SSP1 00100.0%
Total:65 142682.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

no rebellions

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive