Iraq Inquiry — Parliament to set the terms of reference — rejected — 24 Jun 2009 at 18:43
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to demand that MPs debate and set the terms of the Iraq inquiry
The majority of MPs voted to let the Government, rather than MPs in the House of Commons, set the terms of reference for the Iraq inquiry.
The majority of MPs voted against the motion, which read:
- This House
- while welcoming the announcement by the Government of an Inquiry into the war in Iraq,
- believes that the proceedings of the Committee of Inquiry should whenever possible be held in public and that the membership of the Committee should be wider and more diverse than the Government has proposed, and
- calls on the Government to revise its proposals for the Inquiry to meet these and other objections raised by hon. Members and to submit proposed terms of reference for it to the House on a substantive motion for full debate and scrutiny.
-  William Hague MP, House of Commons, 24 June 2009
-  Iraq Inquiry - Welcomes the inquiry, House of Commons Division, 24 June 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||173 (+2 tell)||0||91.1%|
|Lab||296 (+2 tell)||19||0||90.8%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Paul Farrelly||Newcastle-under-Lyme||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath||Lab||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Andrew MacKinlay||Thurrock||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Peter Soulsby||Leicester South||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gavin Strang||Edinburgh East||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||aye|