Orders of the Day — New Clause 1 — Register of dormant accounts — 3 Nov 2008 at 17:30
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
As the Bill has commanded cross-party support throughout its progress, it might, in keeping with that spirit, be worth my drawing attention before I discuss the substance of the new clause to the distinguished list of Members from all parties who are signatories to it. They include the deputy leader of my party, my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable), and the Chairman of the Treasury Committee, the right hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (John McFall), whose report on unclaimed assets recommended that a reserve power to create a register be included in the Government's proposals, which is precisely the purpose of the new clause.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 36, Noes 245.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||242 (+2 tell)||1||0||70.2%|
|LDem||0||33 (+2 tell)||0||55.6%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|