Iraq — Role of the United Nations — 10 Sep 2003 at 18:44

The majority of MPs rejected the motion, which read:

  • This House
  • welcomes the publication of the recent draft resolution of the United Nations Security Council on Iraq;
  • calls upon Her Majesty's Government to honour the Prime Minister's commitment to give the United Nations a vital role in the political and economic reconstruction of Iraq through a new Security Council Resolution which would...
  • expedite the restoration of sovereignty and democratic control to the Iraqi people,
  • place the process of political transition under the auspices of the United Nations,
  • transfer the whole responsibility for the economic reconstruction and rebuilding of Iraq to an Iraqi provisional government assisted as necessary by the United Nations and
  • replace existing security arrangements with a multinational force under unified command obliged to report to the Security Council.

A new motion which was proposed in its place read:

  • This House
  • supports the vital role played by the United Nations in Iraq as endorsed by UN Security Council Resolutions 1483 and 1500 (2003);[1]
  • pays tribute to the Secretary General's Special Representative, Sergio Vieira de Mello and his colleagues brutally murdered in the terrorist atrocity of 19th August;[2]
  • welcomes the determination of the United Nations Secretary General to remain engaged in Iraq;
  • further welcomes the initiation of discussions on a new UN Security Council Resolution on Iraq, which aims to reaffirm the United Nations' support for the work of the governing council, calls on the governing council to submit a timetable and programme for the drafting of a new constitution for Iraq and for the holding of democratic elections, proposes a United Nations-mandated multinational force under existing unified command arrangements and encourages UN Member States and international organisations to help the Iraqi people by providing resources for rehabilitation and reconstruction at next month's conference in Madrid.

and passed without a further vote.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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 000.0%
DUP2 0040.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist1 0033.3%
Lab278 (+2 tell) 1068.7%
LDem0 44 (+2 tell)086.8%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP3 00100.0%
Total:284 53052.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabaye

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