Delay Start of House of Commons Sitting — Cancel Prime Minister's Questions — Funeral of Margaret Thatcher — 16 Apr 2013 at 21:22
Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham voted to delay the start of the House of Commons sitting on Wednesday the 17th of April 2013 for the funeral of ex Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The majority of MPs voted for a proposed new timetable for the House of Commons on Wednesday the 17th of April 2013. The change was proposed to allow MPs to attend the funeral of ex Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher. The proposal accepted by the majority of MPs was to delay the start time from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, and to cancel Prime Minister's questions, and other question sessions.
The reason for canceling the question sessions was given by Andrew Lansley MP as:
- Members should not immediately enter into the character of business customary at Wednesday’s questions
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 16 April 2013
-  Andrew Lansley MP (Conservative, South Cambridgeshire), 16 April 2013
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||205 (+1 tell)||0||0||67.5%|
|Lab||0||12 (+2 tell)||0||5.4%|
|LDem||35 (+1 tell)||0||0||63.2%|