Increased Commercialisation of the House of Commons to Generate Income — 8 Nov 2012 at 14:59
The majority of MPs voted in favour of plans to increase Parliament's income by three million pounds per year by extending its operations as a commercial visitor attraction, additional retail activities, and greater commercial hire of rooms.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That this House
- notes the medium-term financial plan for the House of Commons Administration as set out in Appendix A to the First Report from the Finance and Services Committee (HC 691);
- endorses the intention of the Committee to recommend to the House of Commons Commission a House of Commons Administration Estimate 5 for 2013-14 of £220 million;
- notes the intention of the House of Commons Commission to make savings of 17 per cent in real terms from 2010-11 level by 2014-15 in line with the wider public sector; and
- endorses the Savings Programme as set out in Appendix B to the report.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (c), in line 8, after ‘report’, insert
‘, save that proposals under the income generation category be deferred for approval to a future date, so that more detailed information is available to Members, and also to give the House a specific opportunity to vote on whether it accepts the increased commercialisation of Parliament.‘
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||117 (+1 tell)||9 (+2 tell)||0||42.3%|
|LDem||18 (+1 tell)||1||0||35.1%|
|John Baron||Basildon and Billericay||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jackie Doyle-Price||Thurrock||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mike Freer||Finchley and Golders Green||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Robert Halfon||Harlow||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Pamela Nash||Airdrie and Shotts||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Andrew Rosindell||Romford||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Henry Smith||Crawley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Martin Vickers||Cleethorpes||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Charles Walker||Broxbourne||Con (front bench)||aye|
|John Whittingdale||Maldon||Con (front bench)||aye|