MPa voted 304 to 295 against a proposal from Ed Miliband for a "Leveson 2" further inquiry.
A second amendment from Tom Watson which would effectively have implemented Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act and thereby put most newspapers in the position of having to pay the legal costs of both sides in any complaint, even if they won, was dropped.
Since Ed Miliband was throwing accusations of broken promises around and questioning whether this was an honourable course it is worth seeing what the 2017 Conservative Manifesto on which Tory MPs were elected had to say on the subject:
In other words the Conservative MPs who voted down his amendment were doing exactly what they had promised the electorate less than a year ago they would do.
I am very relieved by this result. As the Professor of Journalism at the University of Kent, Tim Luckhurst, tweeted after the vote,
"I am delighted that" (Hacked Off's) "appalling amendments were defeated in the Commons today. Were they ever to return, Britain's reputation as a bastion of free speech and a champion of democracy would be shattered. A free press serves us all."