Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Evidence of Domestic Abuse Used In Relation to Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid — 31 Oct 2011 at 22:01

The majority of MPs voted against explicitly listing in law what counts as evidence of abuse in relation to he award of civil legal aid to domestic abuse victims.

MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was amendment 74[2], which listed what would count as evidence that someone was being abused for the purposes of eligibility for civil legal aid for victims of domestic abuse.

The list of acceptable evidence would have been added to Schedule 1, clause 10(9) of the Bill which defines victims of domestic violence for the purposes of eligibility for civil legal aid.


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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
Con263 (+1 tell) 0086.3%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab1 223 (+2 tell)087.6%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 3078.9%
PC0 30100.0%
Total:305 232085.5%

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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Siân JamesSwansea EastLab (minister)no
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDemaye
David WardBradford EastLDemaye

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