National Policy Statements — Parliamentary debate following committee report — rejected — 20 May 2009 at 16:10
The majority of MPs voted against inserting provisions into the procedure for appointing a select committee to review a National Policy Statement for a debate and vote on the floor of the House.
The procedure, as proposed and eventually passed, merely arranges for a Select Committee to take evidence and write a report about such a statement.
The amendment, which was rejected, would have inserted the following paragraphs into the rules.
- If the committee is in favour of the proposed national policy statement, and a motion is made by the Government that effect, then there will be a 90 minute debate on the subject.
- If the committee recommends against a proposed national policy statement, then it cannot be approved unless the House has voted to disagree with the committee and then holds a three hour debate on the subject.
The rules, which merely require nothing more than for a committee to convene and discuss the proposed National Policy Statement, were passed in the next vote.
-  John McDonnell MP, House of Commons, 20 May 2009
-  National Policy Statements - Parliamentary committee writes a report, House of Commons Division, 20 May 2009
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||147 (+1 tell)||0||76.7%|
|Lab||261 (+2 tell)||18||0||80.3%|
|LDem||0||45 (+1 tell)||0||73.0%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Grogan||Selby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Dai Havard||Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Lazarowicz||Edinburgh North and Leith||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Linda Riordan||Halifax||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||aye|