Firearms (Amendment) Bill — Prohibition of small-calibre pistols — 16 Jun 1997
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 1, line 8, leave out
'the words "a small calibre-pistol" shall cease to have effect.'
That quotation appears in the Library's brief, "Prohibiting Handguns: the Firearms (Amendment) Bill", dated 9 June 1997, which I recommend to those participating in the debate. It is a fair, broad and detailed summary of past and present legislation in that area.
Question put , That the amendment be made:--
The Committee divided: Ayes 123, Noes 333.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||109 (+2 tell)||0||68.5%|
|Lab||327 (+2 tell)||3||0||79.6%|
|Mr Jamie Cann||Ipswich||Lab||aye|
|Frank Cook||Stockton North||Lab||aye|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab||aye|
|Mr Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Menzies Campbell||North East Fife||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mr Archy Kirkwood||Roxburgh and Berwickshire||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Stunell||Hazel Grove||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Steve Webb||Northavon||LDem (front bench)||no|