Opposition Day — Police and Crime Commissioners — 23 May 2011 at 21:48
The majority of MPs voted in favour of introducing Police and Crime Commissioners to provide strategic direction for, and oversight of, police forces.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- opposes the Government’s cuts leading to over 12,000 fewer police officers across England and Wales;
- believes that the 20 per cent. cut to central Government funding to the police goes far beyond the assessment of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary of efficiency savings that are possible without affecting frontline services;
- calls on the Government to withdraw plans for American-style police and crime commissioners for which there will be no checks or balances; and
- believes that the Government is making it harder for the police to cut crime by weakening the National DNA Database, leading to the loss of 1,000 criminal matches per year;ending anti-social behaviour orders, increasing bureaucracy on CCTV, creating serious loopholes in child protection and failing to develop any cross-Governmental strategy to cut crime.
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||258 (+1 tell)||1||0||85.0%|
|Lab||0||199 (+2 tell)||0||78.2%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|