Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] — 26 Jul 2000

Order for Third Reading read .

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

The next census is only nine months away. The Bill will amend the Census Act 1920 to enable a question on religion to be included in the 2001 census. The question will be voluntary.

much too simplistic to ascertain accurately people's religious beliefs

or affiliations--or lack of them.

concerned that the results would be inaccurate and misleading, and . . . would be used by religious bodies to obtain further unjustified privileges.

Christian (including Church of England, Catholic, Protestant and all other Christian denominations).

Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:--

The House divided: Ayes 355, Noes 4.

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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
Con1 2 (+1 tell)02.5%
Lab314 (+2 tell) 0076.0%
LDem36 2 (+1 tell)083.0%
PC2 0050.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
Total:354 4057.2%

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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Mr Jonathan SayeedMid BedfordshireConaye
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDem (front bench)no
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemtellno
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)no

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