National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) — 14 Jun 2005 at 19:00
Jim Cousins MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central voted with the majority (No).
This division was on a 'Reasoned amendment' which seeks to reject a Bill under consideration, and gives the reasons why it should be rejected.
The amendment was in the following terms:
"That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the National Lottery Bill because it creates the Big Lottery Fund, which will take the National Lottery further away from its original purpose of providing new resources to charities, sport, heritage and the arts; because it breaches the principle of additionality and allows the Secretary of State too much interference over the direction of Lottery funds and distributors; because it fails to restore funding to the original four good causes, which have lost £3 billion in Lottery funding since 1998; and because it fails to give the public sufficient say in where Lottery funding will go."
The effect of the amendment would have been to prevent any future progress on the Bill in this session. Those voting Aye were therefore agreeing with these criticisms and opposing the Bill; those voting No were disagreeing with the criticism and implicitly supporting the principle of the Bill.
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||137 (+1 tell)||0||70.8%|
|Lab||282 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.2%|
|LDem||0||50 (+1 tell)||0||83.6%|