Banking (Special Provisions) Bill — Application to Building Societies — 19 Feb 2008 at 22:00

Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield voted in the minority (Aye).

The Banking (Special Provisions) Bill gives the Treasury the power to order the transfer of property, rights and liabilities from an "authorised UK deposit taker" (a category that includes banks and building societies) to another corporate body of its choosing.[1]

The majority of MPs voted against limiting these powers so they didn't apply to building societies.[2]

Since the legislation was ostensibly for the purpose of nationalizing Northern Rock,[3] which is bank not a building society, questions about why the target was left so wide are legitimate.

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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.

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 158 (+2 tell)082.9%
DUP0 5055.6%
Independent1 0020.0%
Lab300 (+2 tell) 0085.8%
LDem48 0076.2%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:351 169082.6%

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