Postal Services Bill — Clause 33 — Review of Minimum Requirements — 12 Jan 2011 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted not to require at least five years to pass after the Bill enabling the privatisation of Royal Mail comes into effect before the minimum requirements of a universal postal service can be reviewed by the regulator Ofcom.
The amendment rejected in this vote:
- Amendment proposed: 23, page 18, line 25, after second 'time', insert 'but not before the date five years after this Part comes into force'
This would take effect on Clause 33(1) of the Bill which at the time of the vote stated:
- OFCOM may from time to time review the extent to which the provision made by section 30 reflects the reasonable needs of the users of postal services provided in the United Kingdom.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Postal Services Bill (now the Postal Services Act)
-  Clause 33 of the Postal Services Bill as at the time of the vote
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||275 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.2%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|