Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary — 22 Oct 2003 at 18:59

The majority of MPs voted against a further inquiry into the war in Iraq.

Those voting Aye passed the motion:

  • This House
  • notes that the Intelligence and Security Committee, established by Parliament by statute, and the appropriate body to consider the intelligence relating to Iraq, and the Foreign Affairs Committee have both carried out inquiries into matters relating to the decision to go to war in Iraq; further notes that substantial oral and written evidence, by and on behalf of the Government, was provided to both inquiries;
  • believes that there is no case for a further inquiry, including a judicial inquiry; and
  • further believes that, following the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1511 on 17th October 2003, attention should now be focused on building a better future for Iraq and its people, and on offering full support to the coalition, including British military and civilian personnel, and the United Nations in this endeavour.

This motion replaced the motion that was rejected in Division 335.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 132 (+2 tell)082.2%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist0 30100.0%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 0171.9%
LDem0 37068.5%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP1 0033.3%
Total:292 180174.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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