Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill — New Clause 1 — Commencement — 9 Jan 2002 at 21:57
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
Obviously, as we are dealing with questions of violence and guns, the House would expect me to say something about the terrible events of this afternoon and this evening in that context in north Belfast. A number of police have been injured in north Belfast and I think that I speak for everyone in the House when I once again commend the courage and dedication of those in the Police Service of Northern Ireland who so often have to stand between two communities. I obviously condemn utterly the renewed violence around the Holy Cross school in Ardoyne. It would be a tragedy if the progress made last year in resolving this dispute were thrown away, and if the children of north Belfast and the decent people of Northern Ireland were to have their lives and reputations betrayed by people acting like thugs and hooligans, from whatever quarter of the community they come.
Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:-
The House divided: Ayes 357, Noes 6.
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|
|DUP||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||60.0%|
|Lab||319 (+2 tell)||0||0||78.5%|
|UUP||0||4 (+1 tell)||0||83.3%|