Modernisation of the House of Commons — SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 1) — 14 May 2002 at 19:44

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That-

(1) the following Standing Order (Committee of Nomination) be made:

"(1) There shall be a select committee, called the Committee of Nomination, to propose to the House the membership of all select committees other than the Committee of Nomination itself and any other select committee for which the House makes other provision.

(2) The committee shall consist of nine members nominated by the Chairman of Ways and Means, who shall be the following:

(a) the most senior woman member of the Chairmen's Panel belonging to the Government party, and the three other most senior members of the Panel belonging to that party;

(b) the most senior woman member of the Panel belonging to the party to which the Leader of the Opposition belongs, and the other most senior member of the Panel belonging to that party;

(c) the most senior member of the Panel belonging to the second largest opposition party;

(d) the most senior Member of the House belonging to the Government party but not being a Minister of the Crown; and

(e) the most senior Member of the House not belonging to the Government party who is not a front-bench spokesman for his party.

(3) Where a Member who would otherwise be a member of the Committee of Nomination is unwilling to serve, the next most senior Member in the relevant category shall be nominated.

(4) In sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (2) of this order, seniority shall consist of length of continuous service as a member of the Chairmen's Panel (other than as Chairman or Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means), and in sub-paragraphs (d) and (e) of that paragraph, seniority shall consist of length of continuous service as a Member of the House.

(5) The Chairman of Ways and Means, or in his absence a Deputy Chairman, shall be chairman of the committee, but shall not vote.

(6) The Chairman of Ways and Means shall report the membership of the committee to the House.

(7) The quorum of the committee shall be seven when the committee is nominating select committees at the commencement of a Parliament and otherwise four, in either case including the chairman.

(8) The committee shall have power to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House and to report from time to time.";

(2) Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees) be amended as follows:

Line 9, leave out paragraph (2) and add-

"(2) Unless the House otherwise orders, no motion shall be made for the nomination of members of select committees, or for their discharge, unless-

(a) notice of the motion has been given at least two sitting days previously; and

(b) the motion is made on behalf of the Committee of Nomination by one of its members.

(3) Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a select committee shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament (or for the period of existence of the committee, if that is a shorter period).";

(3) Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) be amended, as follows:

Line 16, leave out from "committees)" to "which" in line 20; and

(4) Standing Orders be amended, as follows:

Standing Order No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting)

Line 29, leave out paragraph (6);

Standing Order No. 140 (Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills)

Line 37, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 141 (Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee)

Line 98, leave out paragraph (10);

Standing Order No. 142 (Domestic Committees)

Line 37, leave out paragraph (7);

Standing Order No. 143 (European Scrutiny Committee)

Line 80, leave out paragraph (13);

Standing Order No. 144 (Finance and Services Committee)

Line 29, leave out paragraph (5);

Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee)

Line 27, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 146 (Select Committee on Public Administration)

Line 20, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 147 (Procedure Committee)

Line 11, leave out paragraph (4);

Standing Order No. 148 (Committee of Public Accounts)

Line 10, leave out paragraph (2);

Standing Order No. 149 (Committee on Standards and Privileges)

Line 26, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee))

Line 126, leave out paragraph (11);

Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments)

Line 34, leave out paragraph (5);

Standing Order No. 152A (Environmental Audit Committee)

Line 10, leave out paragraph (3);

Standing Order No. 152B (Human rights (joint committee))

Line 41, leave out paragraph (6);

Standing Order No. 152C (Tax simplification (joint committee))

Line 15, leave out paragraph (4).-[Mr. Robin Cook.]

Amendment made: (a), in line 7, leave out 'nine' and insert 'thirteen'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Amendment proposed: (d), in line 20, at end add 'and

(f) two Members belonging to the Government party, one belonging to the party to which the Leader of the Opposition belongs, and one belonging to the second largest opposition party, in each case first elected to the House in the previous Parliament and proposed by the chairman of the relevant party.'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Amendment made to the proposed amendment: (h), in line 4, after second 'the', insert 'current or'.- [Mr. Bryant.]

Amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Amendment made: (e), in line 21, after '(3)', insert 'In sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of paragraph (2) of this order.'.-[Mr. Lloyd.]

Main Question, as amended, put:-

The House divided: Ayes 195, Noes 209.

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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
Con87 22066.5%
Lab122 (+2 tell) 133 (+2 tell)063.2%
LDem0 32060.4%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 1016.7%
Total:209 196063.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLab (minister)no
Angela SmithBasildonLab (minister)no
John MannBassetlawLabno
Mr Nigel BeardBexleyheath and CrayfordLabno
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)no
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Hall GreenLab (minister)no
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)aye
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
Terry RooneyBradford NorthLabno
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)no
Ann KeenBrentford and IsleworthLabno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConaye
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLab (minister)no
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabno
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLab (minister)no
Mr George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)no
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConaye
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabno
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Sir Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
Christine RussellCity of ChesterLabno
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabno
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabno
Mr Gareth ThomasClwyd WestLabno
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Kali MountfordColne ValleyLabno
Ann WintertonCongletonwhilst Conaye
Dr Jack CunninghamCopelandLabno
Phil HopeCorbyLab (minister)no
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabno
Geraint DaviesCroydon CentralLab (minister)no
Mr Brian WilsonCunninghame NorthLab (minister)no
Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLabno
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Howard StoateDartfordLabno
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabno
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)no
Mr Kevin HughesDoncaster NorthLabno
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)tellno
John McFallDumbartonLab (minister)no
Mr Iain LukeDundee EastLabno
Mr Ernie RossDundee WestLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLabno
Nigel GriffithsEdinburgh SouthLab (minister)no
Colin BurgonElmetLabno
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabno
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Michael ConnartyFalkirk EastLab (minister)no
Eric JoyceFalkirk WestLab (minister)no
Alan KeenFeltham and HestonLabno
Michael JackFyldeConaye
Vernon CoakerGedlingLabno
Paul ClarkGillinghamLabno
Mr Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabno
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)no
Mr Chris PondGraveshamLabno
Anthony D WrightGreat YarmouthLabno
David CairnsGreenock and InverclydeLabno
Derek TwiggHaltonLabno
Edward GarnierHarboroughConaye
Bill RammellHarlowLabno
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)no
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)no
Mr Ivan HendersonHarwichLabno
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabno
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Francis MaudeHorshamConaye
Mr Ivor CaplinHoveLab (minister)tellno
Greg PopeHyndburnLabno
Mike GapesIlford SouthLabno
Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)no
Mr Phil SawfordKetteringLabno
Dr Lewis MoonieKirkcaldyLab (minister)no
George HowarthKnowsley North and Sefton EastLabno
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLab (minister)no
John BattleLeeds WestLabno
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabno
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Maria EagleLiverpool, GarstonLab (minister)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConaye
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)no
Mr Keith BradleyManchester, WithingtonLab (minister)no
Peter HainNeathLab (minister)no
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLab (minister)no
Mr Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLab (minister)no
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Dr Brian MawhinneyNorth West CambridgeshireConaye
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabno
Mrs Irene AdamsPaisley NorthLab (minister)no
Mr David JamiesonPlymouth, DevonportLab (minister)no
Kim HowellsPontypriddLab (minister)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Mark HendrickPrestonLab (minister)no
Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLabno
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)aye
William HagueRichmond (Yorks)Conaye
Mr Teddy TaylorRochford and Southend EastConaye
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLab (minister)no
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
Mr Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabno
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)no
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLabno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Chris LeslieShipleyLab (minister)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabno
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabno
Stephen LadymanSouth ThanetLabno
Mr Kerry PollardSt AlbansLabno
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLabno
Anne McGuireStirlingLab (minister)no
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabno
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)aye
David WrightTelfordLab (minister)no
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabno
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (minister)no
Angela EagleWallaseyLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dan NorrisWansdykeLab (minister)no
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)no
Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLabno
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLabno
Claire WardWatfordLabno
Bob BlizzardWaveneyLabno
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabno
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLab (minister)no
Mr Colin PickthallWest LancashireLabno
Mr Dennis TurnerWolverhampton South EastLab (minister)no
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)no
Paul GoodmanWycombeConaye
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLabno

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