Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — 16 Mar 2021 at 18:39

“disruption to the life of the community”
“the purpose of the organiser is to intimidate others into doing or not doing something that they have a right to do”.
“We need officers to have the very best protection, and there must be a strong deterrent-that deterrent should be time in prison, no ifs, no buts.”
“freedom of speech is an important right…however annoying…that might sometimes be.”-[Official Report, 15 March 2021; Vol. 691, c. 78.]
“we should all be free to do exactly as we like, provided that we are not impeding someone else’s freedom to do exactly as they like.”-[Official Report, 15 March 2021; Vol. 691, c. 99.]
“If enacted, these proposals would expose already marginalised communities to profiling and disproportionate police powers …and…communities may face increased police enforcement through the criminalisation of trespass.”
“the noise generated by persons taking part”
“of our target extra 20,000 police already recruited.”-[Official Report, 3 March 2021; Vol. 690, c. 247.]
“We will save Britain's statues from the woke militants who want to censor our past”.
“intentionally or recklessly cause a public nuisance”,
“When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.”
“serious unease, alarm or distress.”
“as soon as reasonably practicable”.
“redress the confidence in the police and criminal justice system-and really, frankly, half the population”.
“stamp out unlawful ‘silencing’ on campuses”,
“incumbent on all of us to make sure that sentencing guidelines properly reflect the role that they play.”-[Official Report, 22 September 2020; Vol. 680, c. 793.]
“this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, notwithstanding the need for a police covenant and for tougher sentences for serious crimes, including child murder, terrorism and dangerous driving, and for assaults on emergency service workers, because the Bill rushes changes to protest law and fails to introduce a single new measure specifically designed to tackle the epidemic of violence against women and is therefore an abusers’ charter since domestic abuse rates have spiked and victims of rape are facing the lowest prosecution rates on record, and because the Bill fails to criminalise street harassment, fails to make misogyny a hate crime, fails to raise minimum sentences for rape or stalking, and fails to give whole life orders to those found guilty of abduction and sexual assault and murder of a stranger.”
“Trespass is a civil offence and our view is that it should remain so.”

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con358 (+2 tell) 0098.9%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 197 (+2 tell)098.5%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 102.1%
Total:359 225091.6%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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