Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — 28 Feb 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
The bill 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 House divided: Ayes 317, Noes 117.
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||107 (+2 tell)||0||75.6%|
|Lab||275 (+2 tell)||5||0||67.6%|
|John Bercow||Buckingham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Tim Boswell||Daventry||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Graham Brady||Altrincham and Sale West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|
|Alan Duncan||Rutland and Melton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Nigel Evans||Ribble Valley||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|
|Sir Peter Lloyd||Fareham||Con||aye|
|Mr David Prior||North Norfolk||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Jamie Cann||Ipswich||Lab||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Mr Ted Rowlands||Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney||Lab (minister)||no|
|Geraldine Smith||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill Tynan||Hamilton South||Lab||no|
|Mr Richard Livsey||Brecon and Radnorshire||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||no|