Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations — 19 Dec 2000

The majority of MPs voted in favour[1] of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations which said:[2]

  • Research licences may be authorised under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990[3] for the purposes of
  • increasing knowledge about the development of embryos;
  • increasing knowledge about serious disease, or
  • enabling any such knowledge to be applied in developing treatments for serious disease.

A list of such licenses would be useful to link to from here.

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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 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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con61 79087.5%
DUP0 30100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab273 (+2 tell) 76 (+1 tell)084.6%
LDem28 11083.0%
PC2 1075.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP0 3 (+1 tell)044.4%
Total:366 174084.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLab (minister)no
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)no
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)no
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabno
Joe BentonBootleLabno
John BercowBuckinghamCon (front bench)aye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Mr Gerry BerminghamSt Helens SouthLabno
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)aye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabno
Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
Mrs Virginia BottomleySouth West SurreyConaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemno
Mr Peter BrookeCities of London and WestminsterCon (front bench)aye
Des BrowneKilmarnock and LoudounLabno
Angela BrowningTiverton and HonitonCon (front bench)aye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)no
Mr Dale Campbell-SavoursWorkingtonLab (minister)no
Mr Jamie CannIpswichLabno
Mr Roger CasaleWimbledonLabno
Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLabno
Sir Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabno
Dr Michael ClarkRayleighConaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabno
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabno
Mr Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDem (front bench)no
Mr Tom CoxTootingLabno
Mr James CranBeverley and HoldernessConaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLab (minister)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponConaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLabno
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)no
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabno
Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConaye
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Sir Peter EmeryEast DevonConaye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDem (front bench)no
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConaye
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabno
George GallowayGlasgow KelvinLabno
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)aye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Paul GogginsWythenshawe and Sale EastLabno
Mrs Teresa GormanBillericayConaye
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)no
Sir Archie HamiltonEpsom and EwellCon (front bench)aye
Mr Nick HawkinsSurrey HeathConaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)no
Mr Edward HeathOld Bexley and SidcupConaye
Mr Michael HeseltineHenleyConaye
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConaye
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConaye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)no
Mr Alan HurstBraintreeLabno
Michael JackFyldeConaye
Robert JacksonWantageConaye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Sir Geoffrey Johnson SmithWealdenConaye
Mr Barry JonesAlyn and DeesideLabno
Fiona JonesNewarkLabno
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)no
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLab (minister)no
Ruth KellyBolton WestLabno
Robert KeySalisburyConaye
David KidneyStaffordLabno
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabno
Mr Tom KingBridgwaterCon (front bench)aye
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConaye
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConaye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetCon (front bench)aye
Ivan LewisBury SouthLabno
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabno
Mrs Helen LiddellAirdrie and ShottsLab (minister)no
Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)no
Mr Calum MacDonaldNa h-Eileanan an IarLabno
Mr John MacGregorSouth NorfolkConaye
Andrew MacKayBracknellConaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabno
Mr David MadelSouth West BedfordshireConaye
Mr John MajorHuntingdonConaye
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)aye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLab (minister)no
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabno
David MarshallGlasgow ShettlestonLabno
Michael MatesEast HampshireConaye
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)no
John McFallDumbartonLab (minister)no
Anne McGuireStirlingLab (minister)no
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)aye
Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld and KilsythLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabtellno
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)no
Mr Tony McWalterHemel HempsteadLabno
Alan MealeMansfieldLab (minister)no
George MudieLeeds EastLabno
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)no
Mr Bill O'BrienNormantonLabno
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabno
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
Mr Richard PageSouth West HertfordshireConaye
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tom PendryStalybridge and HydeLabno
Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)no
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)no
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabno
Mr David PriorNorth NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Mr Lawrie QuinnScarborough and WhitbyLabno
John ReidHamilton North and BellshillLab (minister)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Terry RooneyBradford NorthLabno
Mr Andrew RoweFaversham and Mid KentConaye
Mr Ted RowlandsMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)no
Keith SimpsonMid NorfolkCon (front bench)aye
Marsha SinghBradford WestLabno
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConaye
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)no
Gerry SutcliffeBradford SouthLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabno
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)no
Mr John TownendEast YorkshireConaye
David TredinnickBosworthCon (front bench)aye
Derek TwiggHaltonLabno
Mr Bill TynanHamilton SouthLabno
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Keith VazLeicester EastLab (minister)no
Peter ViggersGosportConaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)no
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemno
David WilshireSpelthorneConaye
Tim YeoSouth SuffolkCon (front bench)aye

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