Transport — 23 Jun 2003 at 21:49

I beg to move,

That this House believes that for the duration of the crisis in transport the country requires a full-time Secretary of State for Transport.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"recognises the importance of transport infrastructure to continued growth and prosperity; welcomes the Government's commitment to a sustained improvement in the transport system; acknowledges that it inherited a legacy of decades of under-investment which continues to have severe adverse consequences for transport performance; notes the additional pressures which economic growth since 1997 is putting on the transport networks; welcomes the Government's continuing commitment to investment of £180 billion through the Ten Year Transport Plan and to its policies of balanced improvements to all modes of transport consistent with wider environmental objectives; recognises achievements already evident in, for example, improved rail rolling stock, falling numbers of road accidents and increased bus patronage; and believes that the Government has put the appropriate ministerial arrangements in place for further improvement."

Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 180, Noes 304.

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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
Con0 127077.9%
Independent1 00100.0%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Lab301 (+2 tell) 0074.1%
LDem0 45 (+2 tell)088.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP1 0033.3%
Total:303 180076.2%

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