Civil Procedure Rules — Closed Material Proceedings — 17 Jul 2013 at 23:00

The majority of MPs voted in favour of rules implementing the introduction of "closed material proceedings" to courts; the procedure involves making material deemed national security-sensitive available to the court and a special advocate but not parties to the case.

The motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

The rules approved relate to the use of "closed material proceedings" which allow relevant national security-sensitive material held by a party to court proceedings to be taken into account through its disclosure to both the court and a special advocate representing the other party or parties' interests as they are not themselves permitted to see the material.

During proceedings of the committee which considered the proposed rules Minister James Brokenshire stated:

  • It is worth reiterating at the outset that CMPs [closed material proceedings] will be available only in civil proceedings—in cases when someone is suing or challenging the actions or decisions of the Government. They will not be available for inquests or criminal trials, and they will not allow a person to be found guilty of a crime without knowing the evidence against them.


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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
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con254 0083.3%
DUP4 0050.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 195075.6%
LDem40 3076.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:300 202078.9%

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

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John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)no
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)no
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDemno

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