Stem Cell Research — 31 Oct 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 to allow the use of early embryonic tissue for the purposes of research into the development of regenerative therapies.
The softest road to hell is the gradual one, the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without sign posts.
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 83, Noes 175.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||81 (+1 tell)||13 (+1 tell)||0||60.0%|
|Lab||73 (+1 tell)||54 (+1 tell)||0||31.2%|