Digital Economy Bill – delay creation of clause 18 – website blocking — 7 Apr 2010 at 22:45
The majority of MPs voted to delay the creation of legislation allowing a court to block online locations where there is substantial copyright infringement.
The original text may have been unenforceable due to the European Union's Technical Standards Directive (98/34/EC), which requires 3 months notice before technical regulations are passed.
The amended bill allows the Secretary of State to create and enact a similar piece of legislation, subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament. Approval is in the form of a resolution (a single vote).
This replaces all the text in clause 18 of the bill.
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|
|Lab||187 (+2 tell)||20||0||60.1%|
|LDem||0||16 (+2 tell)||0||28.6%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Diane Abbott||Hackney North and Stoke Newington||Lab||no|
|John Austin||Erith and Thamesmead||Lab (minister)||no|
|Colin Challen||Morley and Rothwell||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Grogan||Selby||Lab (minister)||no|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|George Howarth||Knowsley North and Sefton East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||no|
|Peter Kilfoyle||Liverpool, Walton||Lab||no|
|Mark Lazarowicz||Edinburgh North and Leith||Lab (minister)||no|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab (minister)||no|
|Nick Palmer||Broxtowe||Lab (minister)||no|
|Andy Reed||Loughborough||Lab (minister)||no|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||no|
|Mark Todd||South Derbyshire||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tom Watson||West Bromwich East||Lab (minister)||no|