Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading — 18 Dec 2012 at 18:17

The majority of MPs voted to allow material deemed national security-sensitive to be made available to a civil court and a special advocate but not parties to the case; to strengthen oversight of intelligence and security activities in Government; and to permit intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals.

The majority of MPs voted in favour of the Justice and Security Bill[1][2] at its second reading, supporting the key principles of the Bill and allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law.

The Bill provided for:

  • The introduction of a "closed material procedure" in the civil courts which involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case.
  • An expansion of the statutory remit of the Intelligence and Security Committee to include:
  • (i) a role in overseeing the wider Government intelligence community (beyond the three security and intelligence agencies (the "Agencies")) and
  • (ii) retrospective oversight of the operational activities of the Agencies on matters of significant national interest.
  • The Intelligence and Security Committee to have powers to require information from the Agencies subject only to a veto by the Secretary of State rather than, as previously, Agency heads.
  • Extension of the remit of the Intelligence Services Commissioner at the direction of the Prime Minister.
  • The use of intercept evidence in closed proceedings in employment cases before tribunals across the UK.


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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
Con217 (+2 tell) 4073.1%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab3 5 (+1 tell)03.5%
LDem40 1071.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 3 (+1 tell)066.7%
Total:262 18044.3%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Simon ReevellDewsburyCon (front bench)no
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)no
Hazel BlearsSalford and EcclesLab (minister)aye
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLabaye
George HowarthKnowsleyLab (minister)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)no

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