Connecting Parliament with the Public — 26 Jan 2005 at 16:55
The Aye-voters passed the Motion:
This House notes with approval the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons of Session 2003-04, on Connecting Parliament with the Public (HC 368) and the First Special Report from the Committee containing the House of Commons Commission's response thereto (HC 69); agrees that the House should make itself more accessible, make it easier for people to understand the work of Parliament and do more to communicate its activity to the general public; welcomes the steps taken or planned as set out in the Commission's response, including those planned to bring about the radical upgrade of the website envisaged by the Modernisation Committee; endorses the Committee's conclusion that further consideration should be given to facilities such as a Parliamentary roadshow in the light of evaluation of other outreach initiatives; authorises the House of Commons Commission to fund the publication and distribution of a new voters' guide; and would welcome more proactive promotion to the media and the public of the House and its work.
There was no debate for this motion, so no opportunity to mention Publicwhip anywhere.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||40||13 (+2 tell)||0||34.0%|
|Lab||275 (+2 tell)||0||0||67.9%|
|James Clappison||Hertsmere||Con (front bench)||no|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||no|
|Michael Fallon||Sevenoaks||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Howard Flight||Arundel and South Downs||whilst Con (front bench)||no|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Roger Gale||North Thanet||Con (front bench)||no|
|Chris Grayling||Epsom and Ewell||Con (front bench)||no|
|Douglas Hogg||Sleaford and North Hykeham||Con||no|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|Owen Paterson||North Shropshire||Con||no|
|Anthony Steen||Totnes||Con (front bench)||no|
|Desmond Swayne||New Forest West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Ann Winterton||Congleton||whilst Con (front bench)||tellno|
|David Heath||Somerton and Frome||LDem (front bench)||no|