Business without Debate — Census

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 1st December 2009.

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Photo of Sylvia Heal Sylvia Heal Deputy Speaker 6:37 pm, 1st December 2009

I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of Dan Rogerson.

Motion made, and Question p roposed ,

That the words in item 1 'connection to the household or accommodation and whether or not an individual return has been issued for that person', item 2, the words in item 3(a) 'and the relationship to each of the previous persons named in the return,' the words in item 3(b) 'in the case of any person named seventh or at any higher number in a return' and 'and to any other person named at a previous number higher than six in the return', the words in item 4 'connection to the household or accommodation,' items 5, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, the words in item 16 'Whether the person describes themselves as: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, British, or any other national identity (stating which)', items 20, 21, the words in item 22(b) 'on a Government sponsored training scheme', items 23, 24, the words in item 26(b) 'the mode of transport used for the longest part, by distance, of the usual journey to work', items 31, 32, 33, 35 and 36 of Schedule 2, and items 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Schedule 3 to the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 October, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.- (Mr. Blizzard.)

Amendment proposed: (a), at end add

'subject to the following modification: in item 16 of Schedule 2, after the word 'Irish' insert ', Cornish'.' -( Dan Rogerson.)

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Question put forthwith (Order, 23 November) , That the amendment be made.

The House divided: Ayes 49, Noes 261.

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Division number 7 Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Business without Debate — Census

Aye: 49 MPs

No: 261 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put forthwith (Order, 23 November).

The House divided: Ayes 298, Noes 127.

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Division number 8 Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Business without Debate — Census

Aye: 298 MPs

No: 127 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

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