Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Reduction in age at which certain sexual acts are lawful — 10 Feb 1999

Mrs Janet Anderson MP, Rossendale and Darwen voted with the majority (Aye).

The clause under discussion sought to reduce the age at which buggery was legal from 18 to 16. ("Buggery" is the legal term for anal intercourse either between men or between a man and a woman.) It also sought to reduce the age at which other homosexual acts were permitted from 18 to 16.

The Committee divided: Ayes 330, Noes 126.

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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
Con12 104 (+2 tell)072.8%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab283 (+2 tell) 12071.2%
LDem31 2071.7%
PC3 0075.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP0 7070.0%
Total:330 126071.2%

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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Mr Tim BoswellDaventryConaye
Mr Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Mr Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestConaye
Mr Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonConaye
Mr Michael FabricantLichfieldConaye
Mr Robert JacksonWantageConaye
Hon. Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConaye
Mr Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Mrs Eleanor LaingEpping ForestConaye
Sir Peter LloydFarehamConaye
Mr David PriorNorth NorfolkConaye
Mr Shaun WoodwardWitneywhilst Conaye
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLabno
Mr Joe BentonBootleLabno
Mr Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Mr Eric ClarkeMidlothianLabno
Mr Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Mr David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLabno
Mr Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Mr Raymond PowellOgmoreLabno
Mr Ted RowlandsMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Mr Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabno
Mrs Ray MichieArgyll and ButeLDemno
Mr Bob RussellColchesterLDemno

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