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 voted by 290-252 against a Labour motion calling for an investigation into Jeremy Hunt's handling of the BSkyB takeover bid.
Nick Clegg has laid bare a coalition rift by revealing that he wants the PM to launch a probe into Jeremy Hunt's handling of the BSkyB bid.
The Liberal Democrat leadership has asked its members to abstain in a debate over Jeremy Hunt's behaviour during the BSkyB bid process.