Motion to sit in private — 14 Mar 2003 at 13:57
The superficial issue in this division was whether the House should debate the Government Powers (Limitation) Bill in a private session. In reality, the attempt to sit in private was a procedural move to end consideration of the Bill which was initiated Andrew Dismore (Member for Hendon). By the Standing Orders of the House, if fewer than 40 MPs voted in the division (regardless of the result), then proceedings on the Bill would cease. Dismore was therefore challenging the Member in charge of the Bill to ensure sufficient supporters were present in order to continue the debate.
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MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which MPs were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible MP including those who did not vote in this division.
|Dominic Grieve||Beaconsfield||Con (front bench)||no|
|Ann Keen||Brentford and Isleworth||Lab||tellaye|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con||no|
|Dame Cheryl Gillan||Chesham and Amersham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Field||Cities of London and Westminster||Con||no|
|Mark Hoban||Fareham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|Bill Wiggin||Leominster||Con (front bench)||no|
|Phyllis Starkey||Milton Keynes South West||Lab||tellno|
|Bernard Jenkin||North Essex||Con (front bench)||no|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||no|
|John Heppell||Nottingham East||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|David Maclean||Penrith and The Border||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Francois||Rayleigh||Con (front bench)||no|
|Michael Fallon||Sevenoaks||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||no|