Firearms (Amendment) Bill — Prohibition of small-calibre pistols — 18 Jun 1997

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (Aye).

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.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 140 (+2 tell)087.7%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab329 (+2 tell) 2079.9%
LDem17 21082.6%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP0 4040.0%
Total:352 167081.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDemaye
Paddy AshdownYeovilLDemaye
Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemaye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDem (front bench)aye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
Ronnie FearnSouthportLDemaye
Donald GorrieEdinburgh WestLDemaye
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDem (front bench)aye
Nigel JonesCheltenhamLDemaye
Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and Inverness WestLDem (front bench)aye
Archy KirkwoodRoxburgh and BerwickshireLDemaye
Richard LivseyBrecon and RadnorshireLDemaye
David RendelNewburyLDemaye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemaye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye

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