House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill — Removal of disqualification of clergy — 1 Mar 2001

Considered in Committee, pursuant to Order [6 February].

I beg to move amendment No. 14, in page 1, line 5, at beginning insert "Subject to subsection (1A),".

The Chairman:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 13, in page 1, line 6, after "ordained", insert--

Although I have no experience as a parliamentary draftsman, my concern--I asked the right hon. Lady about this--is that the wording of amendment No. 15, against which I shall happily vote regardless of whether it is the subject of a three-line Whip or is a free vote, as I believe it should be because it is a matter of conscience, would harm the interests of former priests. That is a serious charge to lay against the right hon. Lady, whose attention I do not expect to receive, although I am glad that her hon. Friend, the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow), is listening.

The Government share that view.

The Committee divided: Ayes 17, Noes 264.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con10 16 (+2 tell)017.5%
DUP0 1033.3%
Lab235 (+2 tell) 0056.8%
LDem17 0036.2%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
Total:264 17044.7%

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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John BercowBuckinghamCon (front bench)no
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConno
Simon BurnsWest ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConno
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Andrew MacKayBracknellConno

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