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

Lord Rennard voted in the minority (Not-Content).

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This amendment was voted on and carried, and so section 28 was not repealed at this time.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%
Green0 1100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Judge1 020.0%
Lab14 103 (+2 tell)68.4%
LDem0 3973.6%
Other3 119.0%
UUP1 050.0%
Crossbench44 1536.2%
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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NamePartyVote
The Bishop of GuildfordBishopno
Lord Biffen Conno
Lord Norton of LouthConno
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Lord Blease Labaye
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLabaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Cledwyn of PenrhosLabaye
Lord Cocks of HartcliffeLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Lord Howie of TroonLabaye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
The Earl of LongfordLabaye
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Orme Labaye
Lord Shore of StepneyLabaye
Lord Stallard Labaye

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