Pension Annuities (Amendment) Bill — 11 Jan 2002 at 13:43
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
When I was re-elected to the House, I made three serious, early mistakes. The first was to apply for a private Member's Bill, the second was to be successful, and the third was to choose probably the most complicated subject on offer. I regret that burst of intellectual vanity which led me to decide to choose a measure about which I knew nothing but which I thought would represent an intellectual challenge. At least I was not disappointed in the challenge that it represented, but the lesson to be learned is not to try to accommodate the Whips, because that leads to an enormous amount of additional work and effort.
Question put, That the Question be now put:-
The House divided: Ayes 139, Noes 25.
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|
|Con||133 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.3%|
|Lab||2||25 (+2 tell)||0||7.1%|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||aye|
|Gisela Stuart||Birmingham, Edgbaston||Lab (minister)||aye|