Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading — 20 Dec 2004 at 21:47

Those who voted Aye failed to change the motion for debate to:

This House declines to give a Second Reading to the Identity Cards Bill because it would lead to an unreasonable intrusion into the liberties and privacy of the citizen; it would not achieve benefits proportionate to the cost, as the underlying technology is likely to prove unreliable; and the introduction of such cards is likely to lead to a requirement that they be carried at all times and such a requirement would be objectionable in principle and would lead to serious tension between the police and the citizen.

which could have blocked the Identity Cards Bill, had it been passed.

Note to readers: This is the old Identity Cards Bill, introduced by the then Home Secretary David Blunkett in the 2001 Parliament. It passed all stages in the House of Commons, but ultimately failed to get into law due to the timing of the 2005 General Election. The new Identity Cards Bill was introduced by the Home Secretary Charles Clarke on 28 June 2005 and, although it is virtually the same, must proceed through all the stages of Parliamentary scrutiny once again.

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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
Con1 9 (+1 tell)06.7%
DUP0 1014.3%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab301 (+2 tell) 17 (+1 tell)179.1%
LDem0 550100.0%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP3 0060.0%
Total:305 92162.0%

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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Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLab (minister)tellaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)aye
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)aye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabaye
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)aye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
David WinnickWalsall NorthLab (minister)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)both

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