Iraq — Select committee inquiry — rejected — 31 Oct 2006 at 18:53
The majority of MPs voted against a further inquiry into the war in Iraq.
Those voting Aye put a new motion before the house to replace the one that was rejected in Division 330, The new motion said:
- This House, recognising that there have already been four separate independent committees of inquiry into military action in Iraq and recognising the importance of learning all possible lessons from military action in Iraq and its aftermath, declines at this time, whilst the whole effort of the Government and the armed forces is directed towards improving the condition of Iraq, to make a proposal for a further inquiry which would divert attention from this vital task.
This motion then passed without a further vote.
Of the "four separate independent" inquiries, three of them, The Foreign Affairs Committee - The Decision to go to war in Iraq of July 2003, Intelligence and Security Committee - Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence and Assessments of September 2003, and The Hutton Inquiry of January 2004 were held before it was established that Iraq lacked usable weapons of mass destruction and either avoided the question, or concluded that it was too early to tell. The fourth, The Butler Review of July 2004, did not have the support of the opposition parties who considered that its terms of reference were too narrow.
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||180 (+1 tell)||0||92.3%|
|Lab||293 (+2 tell)||8||0||86.1%|
|SNP||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|
|Harry Cohen||Leyton and Wanstead||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath||Lab||no|
|Glenda Jackson||Hampstead and Highgate||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Gavin Strang||Edinburgh East||Lab||no|
|Robert Wareing||Liverpool, West Derby||whilst Lab||no|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||no|