Motion to sit in private — Fixed Term Parliament Bill — 16 May 2008 at 09:30

David Howarth MP moved that "The House do sit in private" at the start of the day.

This is a tactic to avoid the motion -- which can be called only once per day -- being invoked during the debate[1] of his Fixed Term Parliament Bill[2] and ending the discussion early by having a vote that does not reach Quorum.

As it happened, discussion on the Bill continued until time ran out, then Hon. Members shouted "Object" when it was considered a month later, and it has been rescheduled too late in the summer to have any time spent on it.[3]

For more, see the FAQ.[3]

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All Votes Cast - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party are marked in red. Also shows which MPs were ministers at the time of this vote. You can also see every eligible MP including those who did not vote in this division.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BaronBillericayCon (front bench)no
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Con (front bench)no
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyCon (front bench)no
Mark HobanFarehamCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Maria MillerBasingstokeCon (front bench)no
Mark PritchardThe WrekinCon (front bench)no
John RandallUxbridgeCon (front bench)no
Roger BerryKingswoodLab (minister)no
Kevin BrennanCardiff WestLab (minister)no
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLab (minister)no
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLab (minister)no
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Sharon HodgsonGateshead East and Washington WestLab (minister)tellno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Ann KeenBrentford and IsleworthLab (minister)no
Sadiq KhanTootingLab (minister)tellno
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)no
Meg MunnSheffield, HeeleyLab (minister)no
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)no
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)no
Kitty UssherBurnleyLab (minister)no
Iain WrightHartlepoolLab (minister)no
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)tellaye
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)tellaye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDem (front bench)no
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)no

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