New Clause 4 — Expiry and renewal

Justice and Security Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 4th March 2013.

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  • Division number 171
    A majority of MPs voted against making the closed material procedure for introducing national security sensitive information to courts, but not making it available to the parties and their representatives, expire after a year unless it is actively renewed.

‘(1) Sections 6 to 12 of this Act expire at the end of the period of one year beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(2) The Secretary of State may, by order made by statutory instrument, provide that sections 6 to 12 of this Act are not to expire at the time when they would otherwise expire under subsection (1) or in accordance with an order under this subsection but are to continue in force after that time for a period not exceeding one year.

(3) An order under this section may not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.’.—(Mr Slaughter.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 231, Noes 296.

Division number 171 Justice and Security Bill — New Clause 4 — Closed Material Procedure — Expiry of Provisions Unless Renewed

A majority of MPs voted against making the closed material procedure for introducing national security sensitive information to courts, but not making it available to the parties and their representatives, expire after a year unless it is actively renewed.

Aye: 231 MPs

No: 296 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 118 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).