Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops — 17 May 2011 at 22:13
The majority of MPs voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop.
MPs were considering the Localism Bill when they rejected a proposed new clause 31 stating:
- ‘The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 is amended as follows—
- (1) In article 3(6) (exclusion from use classes), at end add—
- “(n) as a betting office”.
- (2) In Part A (Use Classes) of the Schedule to the principal Order, in Class A2(c) omit “(including use as a betting office)”.
- (3) “Betting office” means premises, other than a track within the meaning of the Gambling Act 2005, in respect of which a betting premises licence under Part 8 of that Act has effect.’
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||260 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.6%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||81.7%|