Firearms (Amendment) Bill — Prohibition of small-calibre pistols — 18 Jun 1997
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
Considered in Committee [Progress, 16 June.]
Question proposed [16 June], That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Question again proposed.
I know some hon. Members believe that such an argument somehow denigrates people who own handguns. I am not attempting to do that. or to suggest that there will be massive growth in such illegal activity--but there will always be reaction to a prohibitive measure. All previous examples of prohibition show that subsequent reaction is likely. I am not associated with gun clubs, but I am--to use prohibition in America as an analogy--rather like a teetotaller who argues against prohibition because of its inherent dangers.
Question put: --
The Committee divided: Ayes 352, Noes 167.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||140 (+2 tell)||0||87.7%|
|Lab||329 (+2 tell)||2||0||79.9%|
|Mr Harry Barnes||North East Derbyshire||Lab||no|
|Mr Jamie Cann||Ipswich||Lab||no|
|Mr Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Paddy Ashdown||Yeovil||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Dr Peter Brand||Isle of Wight||LDem||aye|
|Paul Burstow||Sutton and Cheam||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Menzies Campbell||North East Fife||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Edward Davey||Kingston and Surbiton||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Ronnie Fearn||Southport||LDem||aye|
|Donald Gorrie||Edinburgh West||LDem||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Nigel Jones||Cheltenham||LDem||aye|
|Charles Kennedy||Ross, Skye and Inverness West||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Archy Kirkwood||Roxburgh and Berwickshire||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Richard Livsey||Brecon and Radnorshire||LDem||aye|
|Mr David Rendel||Newbury||LDem||aye|
|Andrew Stunell||Hazel Grove||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Dr Jenny Tonge||Richmond Park||LDem||aye|
|Steve Webb||Northavon||LDem (front bench)||aye|