Identity Documents Bill — New Clause 2 — Passport fees for holders of ID cards — 15 Sep 2010 at 16:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted not to give those who bought ID Cards a discount on a new passport.
The majority of MPs voted against adding a new clause to the Identity Documents Bill which would have given a discount on the cost of a new passport to those who bought ID cards.
The proposed clause read:
- (1) This section applies to a person ("P") who-
- (a) held a valid ID card on the day on which this Act was passed, and
- (b) paid a fee for the card.
- (2) On the first occasion after the passing of this Act on which P applies for a passport, the fee charged for the passport shall be reduced by £30.
The vote was technically on the question:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
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||243 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.1%|
|Lab||0||188 (+2 tell)||0||73.6%|