Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Reduction in age at which certain sexual acts are lawful — 10 Feb 1999
Paul Flynn MP, Newport West 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.
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||12||104 (+2 tell)||0||72.8%|
|Lab||283 (+2 tell)||12||0||71.2%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Alan Duncan||Rutland and Melton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Michael Fabricant||Lichfield||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bernard Jenkin||North Essex||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Eleanor Laing||Epping Forest||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Prior||North Norfolk||Con||aye|
|Shaun Woodward||Witney||whilst Con (front bench)||aye|
|Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab||no|
|Joe Benton||Bootle||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tom Clarke||Coatbridge and Chryston||Lab||no|
|David Marshall||Glasgow Shettleston||Lab||no|
|Ted Rowlands||Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney||Lab||no|
|Jimmy Wray||Glasgow Baillieston||Lab||no|
|Ray Michie||Argyll and Bute||LDem||no|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||no|