Streetscape and Highways Design Bill — To be read a Second Time — 27 Apr 2007 at 13:38
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
It is an unexpected and happy surprise to have the opportunity to move the Second Reading of this Bill, which is supported by hon. Members on both sides of the House. It is a Bill that attempts to introduce a complete change in the climate and culture of local government highway authorities' decisions about the implementation of the regulations and directions that govern how our road signs are located and what they look like. Most areas of public policy require budgets and targets, and most address clear cases of need, such as teaching the young or treating the old. On issues such as taxation and spending, the battleground is well established across the divide of the House, but there are some matters that are shaped by Government and cause intense irritation while rarely figuring on the political radar. One such issue is our streetscape and the design of our roads.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 10, Noes 10.As less than 40 Members had voted the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided, and the business under consideration stood over until the next sitting of the House.
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.
|Con||6 (+2 tell)||0||0||4.1%|
|Lab||0||10 (+2 tell)||0||3.4%|