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The issue was to read the Armed Forces (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict) Bill a Second Time, which would move it to the next stage of the Parliamentary process.
This Bill is about abolishing the Royal Prerogative of the Prime Minister to declare war without the approval of Parliament. It was officially supported by 221 MPs who signed the Early Day Motion 85 of 2005-05-17.
However, during the debate, the Bill was talked-out of session and rescheduled to continue on Friday 10 March 2006. This vote was an attempt to force a closure on the debate (by moving that "The Question be now Put"), but it was lost because fewer than 100 members voted in favour of it. This rule is listed in Standing Order 37. A more detailed explanation of the process for Private Member Bills is here.
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|
|Lab||47 (+2 tell)||11 (+2 tell)||0||17.5%|
|Eric Forth||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||no|
|Liz Blackman||Erewash||Lab (minister)||no|
|Ben Chapman||Wirral South||Lab (minister)||no|
|Andrew Dismore||Hendon||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Heppell||Nottingham East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Geoff Hoon||Ashfield||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jane Kennedy||Liverpool, Wavertree||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tom Levitt||High Peak||Lab||no|
|Siobhain McDonagh||Mitcham and Morden||Lab (minister)||no|
|Angela Smith||Sheffield, Hillsborough||Lab (minister)||no|
|Claire Ward||Watford||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|Tom Watson||West Bromwich East||Lab (minister)||no|