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

Mr 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%
Ind1 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
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Mr Richard AllanSheffield, HallamLDemaye
Mr Paddy AshdownYeovilLDemaye
Dr Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemaye
Mr Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDemaye
Mr Menzies CampbellNorth East FifeLDemaye
Mr Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemaye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDemaye
Mr Donald GorrieEdinburgh WestLDemaye
Mr Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Mr Nigel JonesCheltenhamLDemaye
Mr Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and Inverness WestLDemaye
Mr Archy KirkwoodRoxburgh and BerwickshireLDemaye
Mr Richard LivseyBrecon and RadnorshireLDemaye
Mr David RendelNewburyLDemaye
Mr Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemaye
Dr Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemaye
Professor Steve WebbNorthavonLDemaye

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