Business of the House (Private Members' Bills) — 17 Jul 2017 at 21:28
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against additional time to consider proposals for new laws put forward by MPs who are not ministers.
The majority of MPs voted against doubling the number of days where Private Members’ Bills are given precedence from 13 to 26 in the upcoming session. Private Members' Bills enable MPs who are not ministers to propose new laws.
MPs were discussing the following motion:
- That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 20 October, 3 November, 1 December 2017, 19 January, 2 and 23 February, 16 March, 27 April, 11 May, 15 June, 6 July, 26 October and 23 November 2018.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment proposed: (b), leave out from ‘That’ to end and insert:
- 'notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14(8) relating to the number of Fridays on which Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business, Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 20 and 27 October, 3 and 10 November, 1 and 8 December 2017, 19 and 26 January, 2, 16 and 23 February, 16 March, 27 April, 11 and 18 May, 15 and 22 June, 6 and 13 July, 19 and 26 October, 16 and 23 November 2018, 18 January, 15 February and 15 March 2019.’.
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||306 (+2 tell)||0||0||97.2%|
|Lab||0||253 (+2 tell)||0||97.3%|