Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Evidence to Show Legal Aid Eligibility — Domestic Abuse — Child Abuse — 24 Apr 2012 at 17:40

The majority of MPs voted against including in law examples of what would count as evidence of domestic abuse and lead to eligibility for legal aid and against removing any time limit on providing evidence a child is at risk of abuse in connection with a legal aid application.

MPs were considering the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill[1]. The motion passed in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendments 2B and 196B

Amendment 2B[2] sought to introduce a new definition of what counts as evidence of domestic abuse for the purposes of determination of eligibility for legal aid.

Amendment 196B[2] sought to introduce an additional clause to the part of the bill setting out eligibility for legal aid where a child is at risk of abuse, stating:

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con252 (+1 tell) 0082.7%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 215 (+2 tell)084.4%
LDem46 (+1 tell) 1084.2%
PC0 2066.7%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:298 227083.0%

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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Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)no

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