Access to a Lawyer

Deferred Division – in the House of Commons at 7:34 pm on 14th September 2011.

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  • Division number 350
    A majority of MPs voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11497/11 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest; and supports the Government’s recommendation not to opt into the Directive in accordance with Protocol (No.21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The House divided:

Ayes 303, Noes 192.

Division number 350 European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer

A majority of MPs voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest

Aye: 303 MPs

No: 192 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Absent: 155 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to

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