Parliamentary Standards Bill — 29 Jun 2009 at 21:45
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
As the House will be aware, this Bill has been presented by my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House. She greatly regrets that she cannot be present either this afternoon in this Second Reading debate or in tomorrow's proceedings. She is attending the memorial service and then the funeral of Sir Henry Hodge, the husband of our right hon. Friend the Member for Barking (Margaret Hodge), who tragically died 11 days ago. I am sure that the House will accept my right hon. and learned Friend's apologies in those circumstances.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The House divided: Ayes 291, Noes 1.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||1 (+1 tell)||0||1.6%|
|Lab||262 (+2 tell)||0 (+1 tell)||0||75.9%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||tellno|