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

Nick Raynsford MP, Greenwich and Woolwich 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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Tim BoswellDaventryConaye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Robert JacksonWantageConaye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)aye
Peter LloydFarehamConaye
David PriorNorth NorfolkConaye
Shaun WoodwardWitneywhilst Con (front bench)aye
Donald AndersonSwansea EastLabno
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Eric ClarkeMidlothianLabno
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLabno
Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Raymond PowellOgmoreLabno
Ted RowlandsMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabno
Ray MichieArgyll and ButeLDemno
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)no

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