Contempt — Publication of Legal Advice on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement — 4 Dec 2018 at 16:22
The majority of MPs voted in favour of finding ministers in contempt for their failure to publish the legal advice provided by the Attorney General to the Cabinet concerning the European Union Withdrawal Agreement and to order the immediate publication of the advice.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That this House
- finds Ministers in contempt for their failure to comply with the requirements of the motion for return passed on 13 November 2018, to publish the final and full legal advice provided by the Attorney General to the Cabinet concerning the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future relationship, and
- orders its immediate publication.
The amendment rejected in this vote was
- leave out from “House” to the end and insert:
- “refers to the Committee of Privileges the question of whether the Government’s response fulfils the motion passed on 13 November 2018 and requests the Committee to consider the constitutional and historic context and the proper use, ambit and scope of the motion for return procedure.”
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||2||303 (+2 tell)||0||96.8%|
|Lab||249 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.5%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|