Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Progress Reports — Parliamentary Debates — Protecting Veterans Fom Repeated Investigation for Northern Ireland Troubles Incidents — Establising An Executive — 9 Jul 2019 at 18:45

The majority of MPs voted against seeking to ensure reports on progress towards the establishment of a Northern Ireland Executive and towards protecting armed forces and security veterans of the troubles from repeated prosecutions can to be debated in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

MPs were considering the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill[1].

The amendment supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

Amendment 17, page 2, line 16, at end insert-

  • “(2A) A Minister of the Crown must, within the period of two sitting days beginning with the day on which a report under this section is published, make arrangements for—
  • (a) a motion to the effect that the House of Commons has approved that report to be moved in that House by a Minister of the Crown within the period of three Commons sitting days beginning with the day on which the report under this section is published, and
  • (b) a motion for the House of Lords to take note of the report mentioned in paragraph (a) to be moved in that House by a Minister of the Crown within the period of three Lords sitting days beginning with the day on which the relevant report mentioned in section 3 is published.
  • (2B) In this section—
  • “Commons sitting day” means a day on which the House of Commons is sitting (and a day is only a day on which the House of Commons is sitting if the House begins to sit on that day);
  • “Lords sitting day” means a day on which the House of Lords is sitting (and a day is only a day on which the House of Lords is sitting if the House begins to sit on that day).”

An explanatory statement from the MP proposing the motion stated:

  • This amendment would require progress reports to be debated.

The amendment impacted Clause 3(2) of the Bill[2] which prior to the amendment stated:

  • (2)The Secretary of State must lay the report before Parliament.

previous amendments had added provisions relating to more than one report to to the clause, including on requiring a fortnightly reports on progress towards establishing an Northern Ireland Executive[3] and on to require a report on progress towards protecting veterans of the Armed Forces and other security personnel from repeated investigation for Northern Ireland Troubles related incidents[4].

Debate in Parliament |

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con281 (+2 tell) 9093.6%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 12065.0%
Lab1 222 (+2 tell)091.1%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 30085.7%
Total:293 289091.4%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Guto BebbAberconwywhilst Con (front bench)aye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffewhilst Con (front bench)aye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)aye
Justine GreeningPutneywhilst Conaye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldwhilst Con (front bench)aye
Sam GyimahEast Surreywhilst Con (front bench)aye
Phillip LeeBracknellwhilst Conaye
Oliver LetwinWest Dorsetwhilst Conaye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburywhilst Con (front bench)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no

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