Utilities Bill — 19 Apr 2000
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
I beg to move,
That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee.
the Government intends to bring forward amendments later in the passage of the Bill
We do not have any comments on the new clauses and schedules at this stage other than to say that it is completely unsatisfactory to have significant amendments with far-reaching implications being laid at this stage in the parliamentary process. We will be working up our position on these amendments during the coming week.
They have been brought forward in a piecemeal way and have not been the subject of any industry consultation.
I will undertake during the Committee's deliberations to have a check made on the number of amendments that are likely to be tabled and on what issues.--[ Official Report, Standing Committee A , Tuesday 4 April 2000; c. 667.]
Question put :--
The House divided: Ayes 137, Noes 282.
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||102 (+2 tell)||0||65.0%|
|Lab||275 (+2 tell)||0||1||67.0%|
|Jimmy Hood||Clydesdale||Lab (minister)||both|