Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity

Division number 161 in the House of Commons on 17 December 2013.

Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published.

A majority of MPs disagreed and voted against a proposal to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published.

226 for, 287 against, 0 abstained, 133 absent.

Aye

Tellers: Julie Hilling, Phil Wilson

No

Tellers: Gavin Barwell, Jennifer Willott

Absent

Abstained

None