Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

Recall of MPs Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 24th November 2014.

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Amendment proposed: 14, page 1, line 18, leave out subsection (4) and insert—

‘(4) The second recall condition is that, following on from a report from the Committee on Standards, the House of Commons order the suspension of the MP from the service of the House for a specified period of requisite length.

(4A) A specified period is of requisite length for the purposes of subsection (4) if—

(a) where the period is expressed as a number of sitting days, the period specified is of at least 10 sitting days, or

(b) in any other case, the period specified (however expressed) is a period of at least 14 days.”—(Thomas Docherty.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 204, Noes 125.

Division number 92 Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

Aye: 203 MPs

No: 124 MPs

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Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Amendment proposed: 15, page 2, line 9, at end insert—

“( ) A further recall condition (misconduct in public office) is that—

(a) the MP has, after becoming an MP, been convicted of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, and

(b) the appeal period expires without the conviction having been overturned on appeal.

Sections 2 to 4 contain more about this recall condition.” —(Dr Huppert.)

This amendment provides for a further recall condition.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 119, Noes 193.

Division number 93 Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

Aye: 119 MPs

No: 193 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 24, page 2, line 9, at end insert—

‘( ) A further recall condition (section 10) is that—

(a) the MP has, after becoming an MP, been convicted of an offence under section 10 of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 (offence of providing false or misleading information for allowances claims);

(b) the appeal period expires without the conviction having been overturned on appeal.

Sections 2 to 4 contain more about this recall condition.”.(Thomas Docherty.)

This amendment provides for a further recall condition

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 281, Noes 2.

Division number 94 Recall of MPs Bill — Clause 1 — How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

Aye: 280 MPs

No: 1 MP

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Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly agreed to.