Local Government Bill [Lords] — Application for locally developed arrangements — 4 Jul 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
(2) In submitting a proposal to the Secretary of State under regulations issued under subsection (1) an authority must:
(a) demonstrate that the proposals have the support of the local government electors for, and other interested parties in, the authority's area,
(b) ensure that the arrangements include provision for the appointment by the authority of one or more overview and scrutiny committees,
(c) explain why the authority considers that the proposed arrangements would be more suitable to local circumstances than a local authority executive as specified in sections 10(2) to (5) and
(d) explain why the authority considers that the proposed arrangements would be likely to ensure that decisions of the authority are taken in an efficient, transparent and accountable way.
(3) In issuing a regulation under subsection (1) the Secretary of State may, in particular, include:
(a) details as to the number or class of authorities to which those regulations apply,
(b) the criteria to which the Secretary of State must have regard in considering any proposals submitted under those regulations. In particular these criteria may include:
(i) the population of the authority,
(ii) the number of members of the authority,
(iii) the nature of the communities in the authorities area, and
(iv) the history of the authority's political control.'.-- [Mr. Don Foster.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 43, Noes 273.
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|
|Lab||273 (+2 tell)||6||0||67.5%|
|LDem||0||34 (+2 tell)||0||76.6%|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||aye|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||aye|