Orders of the Day — Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill — 26 Jan 2007 at 13:43
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. I do so reeling from my defeat in the Division. This is the first occasion on which I have moved a motion for which not a single colleague, or even I, actually voted. I hope that I shall have a bit more success later.
It is a great privilege to introduce a private Member's Bill. At the 24th attempt, I drew second place in the ballot. It was the first time I had been in the top six since I first came to the House, and I deliberately chose to present a Bill that is non-partisan in nature. I realise that non-partisan does not mean non-controversial, but there is support for the Bill in all parts of the House. I am particularly grateful to my colleagues who sponsored it, and to all who signed early-day motion 484. I just hope that all who signed that motion, if not already present, are on their way here from their constituencies to vote later this morning.
The House having divided: Ayes 32, Noes 20.
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||22 (+2 tell)||0||0||12.2%|
|Lab||6||18 (+2 tell)||0||7.4%|
|John Austin||Erith and Thamesmead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Beith||Berwick-upon-Tweed||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Kidney||Stafford||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Desmond Turner||Brighton, Kemptown||Lab (minister)||aye|