Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption — 16 May 2002 at 17:45
Eleanor Laing MP, Epping Forest voted in the minority (No).
This amendment to the Adoption and Children Bill allowed unmarried couples (both heterosexual and homosexual) to adopt children. Those voting aye were for the amendment.
Amendment proposed: No. 148, in page 28, line 41, leave out "married".-[Mr. Hinchliffe.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:-
The House divided: Ayes 288, Noes 133.
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||4||110 (+2 tell)||0||70.7%|
|Lab||251 (+1 tell)||19||0||66.1%|
|LDem||28 (+1 tell)||2||0||58.5%|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|
|Andrew Lansley||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Robert Walter||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Stuart Bell||Middlesbrough||Lab (minister)||no|
|Joe Benton||Bootle||Lab (minister)||no|
|Michael Connarty||Falkirk East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tony Cunningham||Workington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Jim Dobbin||Heywood and Middleton||Lab||no|
|David Hamilton||Midlothian||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Alan Hurst||Braintree||Lab||no|
|Mr Jon Owen Jones||Cardiff Central||Lab||no|
|Mr Calum MacDonald||Na h-Eileanan an Iar||Lab||no|
|David Marshall||Glasgow Shettleston||Lab||no|
|Thomas McAvoy||Glasgow Rutherglen||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr John McWilliam||Blaydon||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill O'Brien||Normanton||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill Tynan||Hamilton South||Lab||no|
|Colin Breed||South East Cornwall||LDem||no|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||no|