Business of the House — Require MPs to Provide Explanatory Statements Along With Amendments to Bills They Propose — 6 Nov 2013 at 20:15
The majority of MPs voted against requiring MPs to provide explanatory statements to accompany amendments they propose to Bills.
MPs were considering a motion:
- That this House
- approves the recommendation contained in paragraph 21 of the Procedure Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2012-13, Explanatory statements on amendments, HC 979, noting that the Public Bill Office will assist Members as required in the preparation of such statements.
This vote was on a rejected amendment which replaced the above motion with:
- That this House
- notes the recommendation contained in paragraph 21 of the Procedure Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2012-13, Explanatory statements on amendments, HC 979; and
- resolves that explanatory statements on amendments be mandatory, subject to guidelines to be issued under the authority of the Chair’.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||94 (+1 tell)||5||0||32.8%|
|Lab||34||3 (+1 tell)||1||15.1%|
|LDem||13 (+1 tell)||5||0||33.9%|
|SNP||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||50.0%|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Nigel Mills||Amber Valley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Matthew Offord||Hendon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|John Stevenson||Carlisle||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Michael Meacher||Oldham West and Royton||Lab||aye|
|Jimmy Hood||Lanark and Hamilton East||Lab (minister)||both|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Nick Harvey||North Devon||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Heath||Somerton and Frome||LDem||aye|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Alan Reid||Argyll and Bute||LDem (front bench)||aye|