Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Identity Cards — 6 Jul 2009 at 21:50
I beg to move,
That this House believes the Government's identity cards scheme should be cancelled immediately.
I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from "House" to the end of the Question and add:
"acknowledges the continued and growing problem of identity fraud in the UK; accepts that a universally accepted biometric passport or identity card linked to a national identity register will help secure the identity of an individual and reduce the incidence of multiple identity fraud; further recognises that for certain groups, including young people, an identity card will enable them to provide proof of age and more broadly enable people to travel throughout Europe; considers that it is right that non-European Economic Area foreign nationals should be obliged to apply for an identity card which provides a simple and effective method of determining the right of residence and entitlement to employment and benefits; welcomes the fact that for those joining the National Identity Service there will be a choice between identity cards and biometric passports; and notes the fact that any decision on whether membership of the scheme should be compulsory would require further legislation."
Question put accordingly (Standing Order No. 31(2)), That the original words stand part of the Question.
The House divided: Ayes 206, Noes 293.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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||150 (+2 tell)||0||79.2%|
|Lab||288 (+2 tell)||4||3||85.1%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath||Lab||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||both|
|Andrew MacKinlay||Thurrock||Lab (minister)||both|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|