Armed Forces (Minimum Age of Recruitment) — 17 May 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the recruitment of persons under the age of eighteen into the regular forces, the regular air forces and the Royal Navy; to prohibit the calling up of members of the reserve forces who are under eighteen years of age; and for connected purposes.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business): --
The House divided: Ayes 110, Noes 69.
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||0||35 (+2 tell)||0||23.1%|
|Lab||107 (+2 tell)||13||0||29.4%|
|Mr Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Dale Campbell-Savours||Workington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Frank Cook||Stockton North||Lab||no|
|Mr Tam Dalyell||Linlithgow||Lab||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|Bruce George||Walsall South||Lab||no|
|Stephen Hepburn||Jarrow||Lab (minister)||no|
|Lindsay Hoyle||Chorley||Lab (minister)||no|
|James Plaskitt||Warwick and Leamington||Lab||no|
|Jonathan R Shaw||Chatham and Aylesford||Lab||no|
|Rachel Squire||Dunfermline West||Lab||no|
|Dr George Turner||North West Norfolk||Lab||no|
|Mr Richard Allan||Sheffield, Hallam||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Dr Peter Brand||Isle of Wight||LDem||aye|