Business of the House — Sittings of the House (20 and 23 March) — 23 Feb 2012 at 15:54
The majority of MPs voted against an extra siting day of the House of Commons Wednesday 28 March, and consequently an additional session of Prime Minister's questions.
MPs were considering a motion:
- (1) there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 20 March; and
- (2) this House shall sit on Friday 23 March.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (c), at end add—
- and, notwithstanding the decision of the House of 21 February, on Wednesday 28 March
The 21 February decision referred to the vote on the 2012 recess dates for the House of Commons, which included a "rising" of the House of Commons on the 27th of March 2012.
The motion which was the subject of this vote would have added an extra siting day of the House of Commons Wednesday 28 March, and consequently an additional session of Prime Minister's questions.
-  Vote on Adjournment Dates 2012 (Easter, May, Whitsun, Summer, Conference, November and Christmas) — 21 Feb 2012 at 18:39 - Via PublicWhip
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||220 (+1 tell)||7 (+2 tell)||1||75.5%|
|LDem||19 (+1 tell)||0||0||35.1%|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con||aye|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Gordon Henderson||Sittingbourne and Sheppey||Con (front bench)||both|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|