High Speed Rail (West Midlands — Crewe) Bill — New Clause 5 — Non-Disclosure Agreements — 15 Jul 2019 at 19:30

The majority of MPs voted not to ban the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) primary contractor from entering into non-disclosure agreements unless they are deemed in the public interest.

MPs were considering the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled:Non-Disclosure Agreements and began with its key operative clause:

  • (1) The nominated undertaker, or any subcontractors thereof, must not enter into any non-disclosure agreement with any party in connection with the scheduled works unless the assessor of non-disclosure agreements related to the scheduled works (“the assessor”) has certified that it is in the public interest.

Further subclauses deal with the appointment of the assessor and the definition of terms.

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
Con239 (+2 tell) 12081.1%
DUP6 0060.0%
Independent1 7040.0%
Lab0 189 (+2 tell)077.3%
LDem0 7058.3%
PC0 2050.0%
Total:246 217077.2%

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
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Dame Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)aye
Esther McVeyTattonConaye
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConaye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburywhilst Con (front bench)aye
Bob SeelyIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)aye

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