House of Commons Sitting on Friday 22 March 2013 — 6 Mar 2013 at 20:12
The majority of MPs voted for the House of Commons to sit on Friday 22 March 2013 to enable a four day budget debate before a planned commons recess.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House shall sit on Friday 22 March.
Andrew Lansley MP explained the purpose of his motion:
- The motion adds a further sitting day and its effect will therefore be to allow the four-day Budget debate to take place, as well as to accommodate the opportunity for the Backbench Business Committee to schedule business, including the traditional pre-recess Adjournment debate, on the last day before recess.
- Sitting on an additional Friday would allow a continuation of the Budget debate but it would not be its last day, so there would be no requirement for Members to vote on that day.
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||194 (+1 tell)||5||0||65.6%|
|Lab||0||46 (+2 tell)||0||18.6%|
|LDem||27 (+1 tell)||0||0||49.1%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|