Business of the House — Arrangements for Consideration of the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill — Enable Opposition Amendments to be Made — 29 Oct 2019 at 13:59
The majority of MPs voted to allow the chair or Speaker to select amendments, new clauses, or new schedules, to put to MPs for a decision during consideration of the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill, enabling opposition amendments..
MPs were considering a motion which began:
- That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill:
- (1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.
- (b) Notices of amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee of the whole House may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.
- (c) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
- (d) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
- (7) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply—
- (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
- (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
- (c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
- (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (18)(a) of this Order.
The amendment approved in this vote was:
- amendment (a), in paragraph (7) after subparagraph (b) insert—
- “(ba) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair for separate decision;”.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill, Parliament.uk
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 29 October 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||281 (+2 tell)||0||98.3%|
|Lab||236 (+2 tell)||1||0||96.8%|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|