Opposition Day — [17th allotted day] — Alleged Overseas Corruption — 16 Jul 2007 at 18:50

I beg to move,

That this House notes the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) ongoing investigation into the sale by BAE Systems plc of a military air traffic control system to Tanzania and into payments made to third parties in South Africa and other arms-related inquiries; notes with concern the consequences for the role of the Attorney General of the decision to terminate the SFO investigation into BAE Systems plc and Saudi Arabia and its implications for parliamentary accountability; believes serious damage has been done to the reputation of British business and to the credibility of the Government's campaign against corruption in the developing world; urges the Government to cooperate fully with the United States Department of Justice inquiry into corruption allegations concerning BAE Systems plc and with other international organisations; and calls for increased parliamentary accountability and transparency concerning the Government's dealings with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"supports the Government's stance against international corruption; welcomes the action it is taking to tackle it; and recognises that the decision to discontinue the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into BAE Systems plc and Saudi Arabia was taken by the Director of the SFO alone for reasons of national and international security.".

The House having divided: Ayes 46, Noes 284.

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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.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con3 102.1%
DUP2 0022.2%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab278 (+2 tell) 0079.8%
LDem0 38 (+2 tell)063.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:284 46052.8%

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Andrew TyrieChichesterConaye

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