Harriet Harman - Deputy Labour Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport - has told ITV News that today's Commons vote against a proposed inquiry into the actions of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disappointing'.
Press Association analysis of the division lists showed that none of the 57 Liberal Democrat MPs voted on the issue of an inquiry into whether the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code.
Louise Mensch was one of 15 Conservative MPs who missed the vote on Jeremy Hunt. She was welcoming the Queen to her constituency in Corby.
Govt majority down to 38 on #Hunt. That's fewer than the number of LibDem MPs
Tories 290 Labour 252. Gov majority of 38. If Lib Dems joined us Gov would have lost, but they abstained. They are Lib Dems after all.
Voting on jeremy hunt - labour motion defeated 252-to290 -now if 60 odd libs had voted with us ??? Saved by libs
Hunt Vote: 290/252. Govt maj slumps to 38. If Nick Clegg's 57 Lib Dem MPs had voted with their principles the Govt would have been defeated.
The Tories defeated the Labour motion that Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code by 38 votes. Conservatives secured 290 votes to 252.
Although expected, that will be a relief to both Jeremy Hunt and the Prime Minister.
David Cameron is up before the Leveson Inquiry tomorrow.
There are 305 Conservative MPs.
Some 290 MPs voted against an investigation into Jeremy Hunt.
Had the 57 Liberal Democrat MPs voted for the investigation, the motion would have carried.
As it was, they were instructed to abstain, and only 252 MPs backed the proposal.
Some 252 MPs voted for an investigation into whether Jeremy Hunt misled parliament over his handling of the BSkyB bid, whilst 290 MPs voted against it.
The noes win by a majority of 38.
MPs are now voting on whether Culture Secretary Jeremy Huntshould face an inquiry.
The PM's spokeswoman has confirmed that David Cameron will vote.
We are expecting the Tories to win this vote even though the Lib Dems are abstaining.