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),".
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.
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|
|Con||10||16 (+2 tell)||0||17.5%|
|Lab||235 (+2 tell)||0||0||56.8%|
|John Bercow||Buckingham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Crispin Blunt||Reigate||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Simon Burns||West Chelmsford||Con (front bench)||no|
|John Gummer||Suffolk Coastal||Con||no|
|Douglas Hogg||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||no|
|Bernard Jenkin||North Essex||Con (front bench)||no|
|Julian Lewis||New Forest East||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|