Planning Bill — Parliamentary vote on National policy statements — rejected — 2 Jun 2008 at 21:45

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the National policy statement issued by the Secretary of State to be approved by both Houses of Parliament.[1]

The argument for making it subject to approval by Parliament was that it would make a judicial appeal against it harder to do.[2]

The argument against subjecting it to approval by Parliament was that it did not fit in the category of secondary legislation -- even though they have the force of law, as well as far-reaching consequences.[3]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 164 (+2 tell)086.0%
DUP0 1011.1%
Independent0 2040.0%
Lab277 (+2 tell) 2080.1%
LDem0 52082.5%
PC0 1033.3%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:277 223080.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye

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