Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] — 26 Jul 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
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.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||2 (+1 tell)||0||2.5%|
|Lab||314 (+2 tell)||0||0||76.0%|
|LDem||36||2 (+1 tell)||0||83.0%|
|Mr Jonathan Sayeed||Mid Bedfordshire||Con||aye|
|Mr Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Evan Harris||Oxford West and Abingdon||LDem||tellno|
|David Heath||Somerton and Frome||LDem (front bench)||no|