Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — New Clause 6 — Prison for Second Offence of Carrying a Knife — 17 Jun 2014 at 17:45
John Martin McDonnell MP, Hayes and Harlington voted against a minimum six-month jail sentence for adults convicted of carrying a knife for the second time.
The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances.
MPs were considering the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
The clause in question was New Clause 6 which introduced a presumption that someone over 16 convicted of a second or subsequent offence of carrying of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse or convicted of the offence of having article with blade or point in public place would be given a custodial sentence, and for those over 18 that sentence would be a sentence of imprisonment for a term of at least six months.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
-  Proposed New Clause 6 to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
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||188 (+2 tell)||1||1||63.0%|
|LDem||0||44 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|Geoffrey Cox||Torridge and West Devon||Con (front bench)||both|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab (minister)||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Meg Munn||Sheffield, Heeley||Lab||no|