Planning Bill — Right of oral representations — rejected — 25 Jun 2008 at 16:45

The majority of MPs voted against giving the right to make oral representations to the single planning commissioner, or panel of planning commissioners, who were handling the application.[1]

This proposed change to the Bill was intended to preserve the right for interested parties to cross-examine the applicant, which exists in the current planning system.[2]

Under the new system brought about by this Planning Bill, the evidence would be received in written form,[3] although the Examining Authority (either a single commissioner or a panel of commissioners) could choose to hold hearings on a specific issue[4] or open floor hearings[5] (which does not include the right to ask questions).[2]

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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 179093.7%
DUP0 3033.3%
Independent0 4080.0%
Independent Labour0 10100.0%
Lab306 (+2 tell) 15 (+1 tell)092.3%
LDem0 55 (+1 tell)088.9%
PC0 30100.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:306 262091.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Colin BurgonElmetLabaye
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
David DrewStroudLab (minister)aye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)tellaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)aye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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