Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 140 — Police Conditions on Public Assemblies — Retrospective — 31 Mar 2011 at 17:00

The majority of MPs voted to give the police the power to impose conditions on public assemblies which were initiated before the proposed change in the law regulating demonstrations in the vicinity of Parliament comes into force.

MPs were considering the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill[1][2]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 162, page 94, line 27, leave out subsection (2).

The subsection (2) in question was Clause 140(2)[3] which stated:

Section 14 of the Public Order Act enables the police to impose conditions on public assemblies.

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con240 (+1 tell) 0078.8%
DUP1 0012.5%
Lab1 6 (+2 tell)03.5%
LDem39 (+1 tell) 0070.2%
PC0 2066.7%
Total:281 8046.4%

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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David BlunkettSheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabno

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