Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "19" — Ministers to act reasonably — 15 May 2006 at 20:15

Those voting No rejected the proposal to insert the word "reasonably" be into the New Clause "19" that had been added in at the Division 231.

In context, the beginning of the clause would have read.

A Minister of the Crown may by order under this section make any provision which he reasonably considers would serve the purpose... [of] removing or reducing any burden, or the overall burdens, resulting directly or indirectly for any person from any legislation.

The idea was to make the requirement less subjective, so that if the minister considered -- in his own mind -- that changing the law would remove a burden, but no one else in the country did, then it would not be reasonable.

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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
Con0 129065.8%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab255 (+2 tell) 7074.8%
LDem0 52 (+2 tell)085.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 3050.0%
Total:255 194072.8%

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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Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)aye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye

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