Retirement Income Reform Bill — 7 Mar 2003 at 13:42
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Although perhaps unusual, a touch of humility and candour from a Member of Parliament would not go amiss at this stage-particularly from this one. I am not sure whether I can feel the heavy hand of history on my shoulder as I move my Bill on Second Reading, but history has a habit of repeating itself. The Bill is not my idea: it is an almost exact replica of the Pension Annuities (Amendment) Bill, introduced by my right hon. Friend the Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry) in 2002, and it is very closely related to the private Member's Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, West (Mr. Butterfill) the year before.
The House having divided: Ayes 127, Noes 29.
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||124 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.3%|
|Lab||1||29 (+2 tell)||0||7.8%|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||aye|