Suspension of Standing Order on Deferred Divisions to Enable Rearrangement of Next Day's Business — 8 Dec 2010 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted to suspend the House of Commons' rules on deferring contested votes after a certain point in the day so that the following day's business to be rearranged.
The motion approved in this vote, held at 7pm on a Wednesday, was:
- That, at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to Business of the House (Thursday)
The standing orders require divisions which would have occurred after the "time for the interruption of business" (the time the Standing Orders, or timetabling motions state the business will cease to be considered) will be deferred and held via a recorded vote carried out recorded for two and a half hours after half-past eleven o’clock on Wednesdays.
The approval of the motion in this vote enabled a timetable for the consideration of the draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations the following day, a Thursday, to be approved by the House of Commons. The reason for the timetable was given, by the MP proposing it, as:
- It allows for the motions in the name of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills relating to higher education to be debated together and for the Questions to be put after five hours or at 5.30 pm, whichever is earlier.
-  George Young MP (North West Hampshire, Conservative), House of Commons, 8 December 2010
-  Motion on tuition fees moved on 9 December 2010 by Vincent Cable MP (Twickenham, Liberal Democrat)
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||265 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.9%|
|Lab||0||200 (+2 tell)||0||78.6%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.7%|