Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 — 21 Feb 2008 at 15:15
Tom Watson MP, West Bromwich East voted with the majority (Aye).
The majority voted to approve a Statutory Order to renew the powers of the Government to make make Control Orders, a form of house arrest for terrorist suspects.
According to the weak sunset clause in the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Parliament must vote every year to continue these powers or they will lapse.
The Conservative Party abstained as a block on this vote, while voting in favour of it during its renewal the year before.
-  The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of sections 1 to 9) Order 2008, 30 January 2008.
-  Duration of sections 1 to 9, Clause 13 of Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
-  Control Orders - Annual renewal 2007, House of Commons Division, 22 February 2007
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|
|Lab||267 (+2 tell)||3||0||77.3%|
|LDem||0||48 (+2 tell)||0||79.4%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||no|