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This amendment was voted on and carried, and so section 28 was not repealed at this time.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%
Con141 (+2 tell) 365.8%
Crossbench44 1536.2%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Judge1 020.0%
Lab14 103 (+2 tell)68.4%
LDem0 3973.6%
Other3 119.0%
UUP1 050.0%
Total:208 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

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The of GuildfordBishopno
Biffen Conno
Norton of LouthConno
St John of FawsleyConno
Baldwin of BewdleyCrossbenchno
Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Burns Crossbenchno
Craigavon Crossbenchno
Currie of MaryleboneCrossbenchno
Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Freyberg Crossbenchno
Marsh Crossbenchno
O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
Patel Crossbenchno
Prashar Crossbenchno
Richardson of CalowCrossbenchno
The of SandwichCrossbenchno
Stern Crossbenchno
Walpole Crossbenchno
Blease Labaye
Brooks of TremorfaLabaye
Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Cledwyn of PenrhosLabaye
Cocks of HartcliffeLabaye
Davies of CoityLabaye
Dixon Labaye
Howie of TroonLabaye
Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
The of LongfordLabaye
Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Orme Labaye
Shore of StepneyLabaye
Stallard Labaye

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