Ministerial Conduct (DTLR) — 23 Oct 2001 at 21:41

I beg to move,

That this House deplores the culture of spin in the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions; condemns the attitude and advice of the Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, Ms Jo Moore, and Ministers who acted upon her advice, thus perpetuating that culture throughout Government; agrees with the Chairman of the Public Administration Committee that Ms Moore's e-mail of 11th September was 'incompatible with any idea of public service'; believes that as long as Ms Moore retains the confidence of Ministers, she brings Her Majesty's Government into disrepute; and calls on the Secretary of State to dismiss her forthwith.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"believes that Ms Jo Moore's e-mail of 11th September was horrible, wrong and stupid; notes that she has been dealt with under the Department's disciplinary procedures and that the Permanent Secretary has given her an official warning as to her conduct and that she has expressed her heartfelt regret and offered a full apology; welcomes the decisive action that Ministers have taken in regard to Railtrack which will be welcomed by the travelling public; rejects the policies of the Opposition, who would have continued to pour money into propping up the company, thus amplifying the problems caused by the way they privatised the rail industry; and further welcomes the work of DTLR Ministers in developing positive policies, to improve the position of local government, to tackle problems of homelessness and urban regeneration and to develop proposals for regional government and contrasts this with the policies of the Opposition who decimated local government, ignored the problems of deprived communities and centralised power.".

Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 167, Noes 340.

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Party Summary

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What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 150 (+2 tell)092.7%
DUP0 2040.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab340 (+2 tell) 3084.1%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP0 2033.3%
Total:340 167079.0%

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Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and Atchamwhilst Labaye

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