Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading — Amendment — 23 Feb 2005 at 19:47
Tom Watson MP, West Bromwich East voted with the majority (No).
The Aye-voters failed to change the motion for debate from:
The Bill now be read a Second time.
This House declines to give a Second Reading to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, because it contains excessive powers in relation to requirements on a person to remain at a particular place when such powers are not presently necessary; gives to the Executive powers that should be exercised by the judiciary; allows decisions to be made on an insufficient standard of proof; fails to address the need to bring terrorists to trial on the basis of all evidence available; and thus wrongly infringes the right to liberty of the individual.
Had they succeeded they would have blocked the first stage of the process of bringing this Bill into law. The next vote is on the original question, "That the Bill be read a second time", which is Parliamentary speak for moving the Bill onto the next stage of procedure. It looks like an exact negation of this vote, but the MPs votes votes were slightly different.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||135 (+1 tell)||0||84.5%|
|Lab||315 (+2 tell)||13||1||81.1%|
|LDem||0||47 (+1 tell)||0||87.3%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Mr Tam Dalyell||Linlithgow||Lab||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab||aye|
|Mrs Alice Mahon||Halifax||Lab||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Mr Brian Sedgemore||Hackney South and Shoreditch||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr Llew Smith||Blaenau Gwent||Lab||aye|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||Lab||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|