Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Schedule 4 — Duties of Electoral Registration Officers — 27 Jun 2012 at 13:15
The majority of MPs voted to place a duty on electoral registration officers to secure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, persons who are entitled to be registered in a register (and no others) are registered in it.
This vote was on if the "so far as is reasonably practicable" element ought be removed.
MPs were considering the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 35, page 21, line 23, leave out ‘, so far as is reasonably practicable,
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have affected Schedule 4 of the Bill, the specific subsection affected related to a provision to amend Section 9A of the Representation of the People Act 1983 titled Registration officers: duty to take necessary steps, and which set out some of the included steps.
- At the end of subsection (1) insert “and for the purpose of securing that, so far as is reasonably practicable, persons who are entitled to be registered in a register (and no others) are registered in it”.
Subsection (1) stated:
- Each registration officer must take all steps that are necessary for the purpose of complying with his duty to maintain the registers under section 9 above.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill
-  Schedule 4 of the Electoral Registration and Administration 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||228 (+2 tell)||0||0||75.2%|
|Lab||0||180 (+2 tell)||0||70.8%|