Ministerial Statements proposals — 29 Oct 2002 at 22:28
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
The Aye-voters failed to remove the words 'and written ministerial statements' from the motion:
This House takes note of the Third Report from the Procedure Committee, Parliamentary Questions, House of Commons Paper No. 622, and the Government Response thereto, Cm 5628, and approves the proposals in both for a quota on named day questions, a reduction in the daily quota of questions per department, the introduction of electronic tabling subject to safeguards to ensure the authenticity of questions and the power of the Speaker to modify or halt the system if it appears it is being abused, and the timing and printing of answers to written questions and written ministerial statements.
This would have meant that ministers wouldn't be able to email their Ministerial Statements to the House.
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|
|Lab||320 (+2 tell)||7 (+2 tell)||0||80.7%|
|Crispin Blunt||Reigate||Con (front bench)||no|
|Angela Browning||Tiverton and Honiton||Con (front bench)||no|
|John Butterfill||Bournemouth West||Con||no|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|John Maples||Stratford-on-Avon||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Archie Norman||Tunbridge Wells||Con||no|
|Andrew Tyrie||Chichester||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Walter||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||no|
|George Young||North West Hampshire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Ivor Caplin||Hove||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Ms Helen Clark||Peterborough||Lab||aye|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||aye|
|Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab||aye|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Helen Jones||Warrington North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Joan Ryan||Enfield North||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||aye|
|Mr Simon Thomas||Ceredigion||PC||no|