Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Clause 1 — Authorisation of Criminal Conduct — Children and Vulnerable Sources — 27 Jan 2021 at 19:01

The majority of MPs voted against restricting the authorisation of criminal conduct by children and vulnerable sources to exceptional circumstances.

MPs were considering the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.[1][2]

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 4

Lords amendment 4[3] began:

  • Page 3, line 16, at end insert—
  • “29C Criminal conduct authorisations: granting to children and vulnerable sources
  • (1) This section applies when the source is—
  • (a) under the age of 18,
  • (b) a vulnerable individual, as defined in subsection (5), or
  • (c) a victim of modern slavery or trafficking, as defined in subsection (6).
  • (2) No criminal conduct authorisations may be granted for a source to whom subsection (1) applies unless the authorising officer believes that exceptional circumstances apply that necessitate the authorisation
  • ...

The proposed new clause continued with definitions and details of safeguards for children and vulnerable sources.


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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con353 (+2 tell) 2097.8%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 40100.0%
Lab0 196 (+2 tell)099.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 470100.0%
Total:361 267098.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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

David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Dame Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)no

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