Opposition Day — Probation Service Reforms — 30 Oct 2013 at 18:51

The majority of MPs voted to support the Government's probation service reforms.

MPs were debating an opposition motion calling for the Government's probation service reforms to be suspended.

The majority of MPs approved an amendment to the motion which replaced it with the following:

  • That this House:
  • applauds the work already carried out by probation trusts and other agencies to turn offenders away from crime; and
  • welcomes the Government’s proposals to build on that work to further reduce re-offending by extending support after release to offenders given short custodial sentences, introducing an unprecedented nationwide through-the-prison-gate resettlement service so that offenders are given continuous support by one provider from custody into the community, harnessing the skills and experience of trained professionals and the innovation and versatility of voluntary and private sector providers to support the rehabilitation of low and medium risk offenders and creating a new National Probation Service that will work to protect the public and will directly manage those offenders who pose a high risk of serious harm to the public.”

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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
Con241 (+1 tell) 0079.3%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 212 (+2 tell)183.3%
LDem35 (+1 tell) 0064.3%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:277 218179.6%

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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Chris EvansIslwynLab (minister)both

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