Postal Services Bill — Third Reading — Privatisation of Royal Mail — 12 Jan 2011 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted in favour of the Postal Services Bill at its third reading; approving the Bill as it stood and enabling it to continue on its path to becoming law.

Key provisions of the Bill[1]:

  • Restructuring of Royal Mail, including the introduction of private sector capital and expertise from the sale of up to 90% of Royal Mail, an employee share scheme and provisions for Post Office Ltd to continue to be owned by the Crown or a mutual ownership structure
  • Transferring the historic liabilities of the Royal Mail’s pension scheme to the Government.
  • Transferring regulatory arrangements for postal services from Postcomm to Ofcom
  • Provides for “special administrative regime” should the universal postal service be at risk from the provider entering insolvency proceedings


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con279 (+1 tell) 1091.8%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 220 (+2 tell)086.4%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 1073.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:319 238087.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Patrick MercerNewarkConno
Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDemno

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