Banks and Banking

Deferred Divisions – in the House of Commons at 6:51 pm on 14th May 2008.

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That the draft Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 2nd April, be approved. —[Liz Blackman.]

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

As many as are of that opinion, say Aye; to the contrary, No.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (North East) , The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Given the proportions in the last vote, would it not be reasonable for this to be carried by acclaim rather than by a formal Division?

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

When the previous vote was taken the collection of voices was challenged, and it has been on this occasion. I have no alternative but to proceed with the Division of the House.

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Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell Second Church Estates Commissioner

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it not a fact that one's voice should follow one's vote in the Lobby?

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

I believe that that is the customary practice, but the Chair has absolutely no intimation of what impact that will have on the numbers.

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The House divided: Ayes 258, Noes 6.

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Division number 189 Deferred Divisions — Banks and Banking

Aye: 258 MPs

No: 6 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

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Question accordingly agreed to.

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