Local Government Bill, repeal of section 28 — 7 Feb 2000 at 20:50

Wikipedia has plenty of information and history on Section 28 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28

Clause 68 of the Bill being debated stated "Section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material) ceases to have effect."

Baroness Young proposed an amendment that would delete this clause and replace it with one that added to section 2A some text that the clause did not "prevent the headteacher or governing body of a maintained school, or a teacher employed by a maintained school, from taking steps to prevent any form of bullying".

This amendment was voted on and carried, and so section 28 was not repealed at this time.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop3 115.4%
Con142 (+2 tell) 365.9%
Crossbench43 1535.4%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Judge1 020.0%
Lab14 104 (+2 tell)68.6%
LDem0 3973.6%
Other3 015.8%
Total:207 16356.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

The Bishop of GuildfordBishopno
Lord Biffen Conno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Earl Baldwin of BewdleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Lord Burns Crossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Currie of MaryleboneCrossbenchno
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Lord Freyberg Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Prashar Crossbenchno
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbenchno
Lord Blease Labaye
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLabaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLab (minister)aye
Lord Cledwyn of PenrhosLabaye
Lord Cocks of HartcliffeLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Lab (minister)aye
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)aye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
The Earl of LongfordLabaye
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Orme Labaye
Lord Shore of StepneyLabaye
Lord Stallard Labaye

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive