Government of Wales Bill (Programme) (No. 3) — Clause 103 — Proposal for referendum by Assembly — 18 Jul 2006 at 20:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said amendment.
This amendment removes the Secretary of State's discretion over how and when to lay a draft referendum Order in Council before Parliament if the Assembly passed such a request on a two-thirds vote. The purpose of clause 103 is to ensure that the Secretary of State responds to a request from the Assembly within a proper time scale. It is right that such a request cannot simply be sat upon.
Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in the said amendment:-
The House divided: Ayes 294, Noes 189.
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||0||138 (+2 tell)||0||71.4%|
|Lab||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.9%|