Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need — 17 Apr 2012 at 17:30
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Lord Chancellor to ensure that, subject to resources, individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs.
MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
The rejected Lords amendment 1 stated:
- Page 1, line 5, leave out from “secure” to end of line 6 and insert “(within the resources made available and in accordance with this Part) that individuals have access to legal services that effectively meet their needs”
This would have taken effect on Clause 1(1) of the Bill of which at the time of the vote stated:
- The Lord Chancellor must secure that legal aid is made available in accordance with this Part.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill
-  Lords Amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill dated 29 March 2012
-  Clause 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||259 (+1 tell)||0||0||85.0%|
|Lab||0||230 (+2 tell)||0||90.3%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||4||0||80.7%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Simon Hughes||Bermondsey and Old Southwark||LDem (front bench)||no|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||no|