Road Transport Bill — 9 Feb 2001
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Exceeding the speed limit, driving while using a mobile telephone, failing to observe basic seat-belt rules are things that we all do every day although we know we should not. Road safety across the nation would be greatly improved if we took better notice of those things that we know we should be doing. My Bill helps to address that issue.
My concern is that the Bill does not provide that remedy either.
The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is due to commence a public consultation shortly on two draft Statutory Instruments which will create tough penalties for both the installation and use of such devices in a motor vehicle."--[ Official Report , 8 January 2001; Vol. 360, c.428W.]
Question, That the Question be now put, put and agreed to.
Question put accordingly, That the Bill be now read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 15, Noes 1.
MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which MPs were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible MP including those who did not vote in this division.
|Mr David Atkinson||Bournemouth East||Con||aye|
|Sir Sydney Chapman||Chipping Barnet||Con||aye|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||tellaye|
|Desmond Swayne||New Forest West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Mr Nick St Aubyn||Guildford||Con||no|
|Mr Tom Cox||Tooting||Lab||aye|
|Jim Fitzpatrick||Poplar and Canning Town||Lab||aye|
|George Galloway||Glasgow Kelvin||Lab||aye|
|Barry Gardiner||Brent North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Grogan||Selby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Steve Pound||Ealing North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Dennis Skinner||Bolsover||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gareth Thomas||Harrow West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr Paddy Ashdown||Yeovil||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Norman Baker||Lewes||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Simon Thomas||Ceredigion||PC||aye|