Adoption and Children Bill — adoption only by married couples — accepted — 16 Oct 2002 at 18:38

The majority voted to state that, with respect to adoption by couples, only married couples would be allowed to adopt (single adoption was unaffected). It did this by adding the word "married" in various places throughout the Bill (this amendment was the first, and there were later consequential amendments agreed without vote as this one had been agreed with a vote).

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop2 08.3%
Con118 (+2 tell) 758.0%
Crossbench45 2139.3%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab23 92 (+1 tell)60.1%
LDem0 40 (+1 tell)62.1%
Other1 06.7%
UUP3 0100.0%
Total:194 16051.9%

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Includes lords who were absent (or abstained) from this vote.

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The of ChelmsfordBishopaye
The of WinchesterBishopaye
The of BlackburnBishopabsent
The of BristolBishopabsent
The of CanterburyBishopabsent
The of ChesterBishopabsent
The of DerbyBishopabsent
The of DurhamBishopabsent
The of GloucesterBishopabsent
The of GuildfordBishopabsent
The of HerefordBishopabsent
The of LichfieldBishopabsent
The of LondonBishopabsent
The of OxfordBishopabsent
The of PeterboroughBishopabsent
The of PortsmouthBishopabsent
The of RochesterBishopabsent
The of SalisburyBishopabsent
The of SouthwarkBishopabsent
The of St AlbansBishopabsent
The of St Edmundsbury and IpswichBishopabsent
The of TruroBishopabsent
The of WakefieldBishopabsent
The of YorkBishopabsent
Aberdare Conaye
Anelay of St JohnsConaye
The of ArranConaye
Astor of HeverConaye
Attlee Conaye
Bell Conaye
Black of CrossharbourConaye
Blackwell Conaye
Blatch Conaye
Boardman Conaye
Bowness Conaye
Bridgeman Conaye
Brigstocke Conaye
Brougham and Vaux Conaye
Burnham Conaye
Butterworth Conaye
Byford Conaye
Campbell of CroyConaye
Carnegy of LourConaye
Carrington Conaye
Cavendish of FurnessConaye
Cockfield Conaye
Coe Conaye
Colwyn Conaye
Cope of BerkeleyContellaye
Cox Conaye
Crathorne Conaye
Cuckney Conaye
Dacre of GlantonConaye
Dean of HarptreeConaye
Deedes Conaye
Denham Conaye
Dixon-Smith Conaye
The of DundeeConaye
Eccles of MoultonConaye
Eden of WintonConaye
Elles Conaye
Elliott of MorpethConaye
Elton Conaye
Feldman Conaye
Ferrers Conaye
Fookes Conaye
Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Fraser of CarmyllieConaye
Freeman Conaye
Geddes Conaye
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Hanson Conaye
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Hayhoe Conaye
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Lane of HorsellConaye
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Luke Conaye
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Miller of HendonConaye
Monro of LangholmConaye
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Murton of LindisfarneConaye
Naseby Conaye
Noakes Conaye
O'Cathain Contellaye
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Park of MonmouthConaye
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Peyton of YeovilConaye
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Prior Conaye
Pym Conaye
Rawlings Conaye
Reay Conaye
Renton Conaye
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Rotherwick Conaye
Ryder of WensumConaye
Saatchi Conaye
Seccombe Conaye
Sharples Conaye
Shaw of NorthsteadConaye
The of ShrewsburyConaye
Skelmersdale Conaye
Stevens of LudgateConaye
Stewartby Conaye
Stodart of LeastonConaye
Strathclyde Conaye
Swinfen Conaye
Taylor of WarwickConaye
Tebbit Conaye
Thatcher Conaye
Thomas of GwydirConaye
Trefgarne Conaye
Trumpington Conaye
Vinson Conaye
Waddington Conaye
Wade of ChorltonConaye
Wakeham Conaye
Wilcox Conaye
Wolfson Conaye
Biffen Conno
Brooke of Sutton MandevilleConno
Campbell of AllowayConno
Lucas Conno
Montagu of BeaulieuConno
Norton of LouthConno
St John of FawsleyConno
Alexander of WeedonConabsent
Ashcroft Conabsent
Astor Conabsent
Bagri Conabsent
Baker of DorkingConabsent
Barber Conabsent
Belstead Conabsent
Blake Conabsent
Blaker Conabsent
Blyth of RowingtonConabsent
Brittan of SpennithorneConabsent
Buscombe Conabsent
Buxton of AlsaConabsent
The of CaithnessConabsent
Carlisle of BucklowConabsent
Carr of HadleyConabsent
Chadlington Conabsent
Chalker of WallaseyConabsent
Chilver Conabsent
Clark of KempstonConabsent
Constantine of StanmoreConabsent
The of CourtownConabsent
The of Crawford and BalcarresConabsent
Crickhowell Conabsent
Cumberlege Conabsent
Flather Conabsent
Fowler Conabsent
Gardner of ParkesConabsent
Garel-Jones Conabsent
Gilmour of CraigmillarConabsent
Glenarthur Conabsent
Goschen Conabsent
Hambro Conabsent
Hanham Conabsent
Hanningfield Conabsent
Haslam Conabsent
Henley Conabsent
Heseltine Conabsent
Higgins Conabsent
Hogg Conabsent
The of HomeConabsent
Hooper Conabsent
Hurd of WestwellConabsent
Inglewood Conabsent
Jenkin of RodingConabsent
Keith of CastleacreConabsent
Kelvedon Conabsent
King of BridgwaterConabsent
Kingsland Conabsent
Lang of MonktonConabsent
Lawson of BlabyConabsent
Lloyd-Webber Conabsent
Lyell Conabsent
Macfarlane of BearsdenConabsent
Mayhew of TwysdenConabsent
The of MontroseConabsent
Moore of Lower MarshConabsent
Moynihan Conabsent
Newton of BraintreeConabsent
Northbrook Conabsent
The of NortheskConabsent
The of OnslowConabsent
The of OxfuirdConabsent
Palumbo Conabsent
Parkinson Conabsent
Patten Conabsent
Pearson of RannochConabsent
Perry of SouthwarkConabsent
Pike Conabsent
Plumb Conabsent
Quinton Conabsent
Rawlinson of EwellConabsent
Rees Conabsent
Renfrew of KaimsthornConabsent
Renton of Mount HarryConabsent
Sainsbury of Preston CandoverConabsent
Sanderson of BowdenConabsent
The of SelborneConabsent
Selkirk of DouglasConabsent
Selsdon Conabsent
Sheppard of DidgemereConabsent
Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConabsent
Sterling of PlaistowConabsent
Tugendhat Conabsent
Vivian Conabsent
Waldegrave of North HillConabsent
Walker of WorcesterConabsent
Willoughby de Broke Conabsent
Windlesham Conabsent
Wolfson of SunningdaleConabsent
Younger of LeckieConabsent
Young of GraffhamConabsent
Ackner Crossbenchaye
Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchaye
Boothroyd Crossbenchaye
Boston of FavershamCrossbenchaye
Bridges Crossbenchaye
Chalfont Crossbenchaye
Chan Crossbenchaye
Colville of CulrossCrossbenchaye
Cooke of IslandreaghCrossbenchaye
Craig of RadleyCrossbenchaye
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The of ErrollCrossbenchaye
Greenway Crossbenchaye
Harris of High CrossCrossbenchaye
Hussey of North BradleyCrossbenchaye
Hylton Crossbenchaye
Inge Crossbenchaye
Jauncey of TullichettleCrossbenchaye
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Lane Crossbenchaye
Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
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Molyneaux of KilleadCrossbenchaye
Monson Crossbenchaye
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Neill of BladenCrossbenchaye
Nolan Crossbenchaye
Northbourne Crossbenchaye
Oliver of AylmertonCrossbenchaye
Owen Crossbenchaye
Oxburgh Crossbenchaye
Palmer Crossbenchaye
Powell of BayswaterCrossbenchaye
Quirk Crossbenchaye
Slim Crossbenchaye
Strange Crossbenchaye
Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbenchaye
Tenby Crossbenchaye
Tombs Crossbenchaye
Walpole Crossbenchaye
Weatherill Crossbenchaye
Wilberforce Crossbenchaye
Williamson of HortonCrossbenchaye
Best Crossbenchno
Brightman Crossbenchno
Condon Crossbenchno
Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Donaldson of LymingtonCrossbenchno
Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchno
Flowers Crossbenchno
Greengross Crossbenchno
Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchno
Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Laming Crossbenchno
The of ListowelCrossbenchno
Lloyd of BerwickCrossbenchno
Marsh Crossbenchno
Patel Crossbenchno
Richardson of CalowCrossbenchno
Roll of IpsdenCrossbenchno
Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchno
The of SandwichCrossbenchno
Tanlaw Crossbenchno
Wright of RichmondCrossbenchno
Adebowale Crossbenchabsent
Allen of AbbeydaleCrossbenchabsent
Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchabsent
Baldwin of BewdleyCrossbenchabsent
Barber of TewkesburyCrossbenchabsent
Bhatia Crossbenchabsent
Bingham of CornhillCrossbenchabsent
Birt Crossbenchabsent
Bledisloe Crossbenchabsent
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Bramall Crossbenchabsent
Bridge of HarwichCrossbenchabsent
Briggs Crossbenchabsent
Brookeborough Crossbenchabsent
Browne-Wilkinson Crossbenchabsent
Browne of MadingleyCrossbenchabsent
Bullock Crossbenchabsent
Burns Crossbenchabsent
Butler of BrockwellCrossbenchabsent
Cameron of LochbroomCrossbenchabsent
Chapple Crossbenchabsent
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The of CholmondeleyCrossbenchabsent
Chorley Crossbenchabsent
Clyde Crossbenchabsent
Cobbold Crossbenchabsent
Cooke of ThorndonCrossbenchabsent
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Croham Crossbenchabsent
Currie of MaryleboneCrossbenchabsent
Dunn Crossbenchabsent
Eames Crossbenchabsent
Elis-Thomas Crossbenchabsent
Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchabsent
Emslie Crossbenchabsent
Fellowes Crossbenchabsent
Foster of Thames BankCrossbenchabsent
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Goff of ChieveleyCrossbenchabsent
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Scarman Crossbenchabsent
Scott of FoscoteCrossbenchabsent
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Stern Crossbenchabsent
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Steyn Crossbenchabsent
Stokes Crossbenchabsent
Templeman Crossbenchabsent
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Trotman Crossbenchabsent
Vincent of ColeshillCrossbenchabsent
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Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchabsent
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Beaumont of WhitleyGreenaye
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Hardie Judgeabsent
Hope of CraigheadJudgeabsent
Mackay of DrumadoonJudgeabsent
Phillips of Worth MatraversJudgeabsent
Rodger of EarlsferryJudgeabsent
Walker of GestingthorpeJudgeabsent
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Randall of St BudeauxLabaye
Simon Labaye
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Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
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Borrie Labno
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Brett Labno
Brooke of AlverthorpeLabno
Burlison Labno
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Chandos Labno
Christopher Labno
Clark of WindermereLabno
Clinton-Davis Labno
Cohen of PimlicoLabno
Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Crawley Lab (minister)no
David Labno
Davies of OldhamLab (minister)no
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Eatwell Labno
Elder Labno
Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)no
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Gilbert Labno
Gladwin of CleeLabno
Golding Labno
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Gould of PotternewtonLabtellno
Graham of EdmontonLabno
Grocott Lab (minister)no
Harris of HaringeyLabno
Harrison Labno
Haskel Labno
Hayman Labno
Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)no
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Howie of TroonLabno
Hoyle Labno
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Jay of PaddingtonLabno
Judd Labno
King of West BromwichLabno
Lea of CrondallLabno
Lipsey Labno
Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)no
MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Massey of DarwenLabno
McIntosh of HaringeyLab (minister)no
McIntosh of HudnallLabno
Merlyn-Rees Labno
Morgan Labno
Morgan of HuytonLabno
Morris of ManchesterLabno
Pendry Labno
Peston Labno
Plant of HighfieldLabno
Prys-Davies Labno
Radice Labno
Ramsay of CartvaleLabno
Rendell of BaberghLabno
Richard Labno
Sainsbury of TurvilleLab (minister)no
Sawyer Labno
Scotland of AsthalLab (minister)no
Sheldon Labno
Smith of GilmorehillLabno
Stone of BlackheathLabno
Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Temple-Morris Labno
Thornton Labno
Tomlinson Labno
Turner of CamdenLabno
Warner Labno
Wedderburn of CharltonLabno
Whitty Lab (minister)no
Wilkins Labno
Williams of MostynLab (minister)no
Winston Labno
Woolmer of LeedsLabno
Archer of SandwellLababsent
Ashley of StokeLababsent
Attenborough Lababsent
Barnett Lababsent
Blease Lababsent
Blood Lababsent
Brennan Lababsent
Brooks of TremorfaLababsent
Callaghan of CardiffLababsent
Clarke of HampsteadLababsent
Desai Lababsent
Dormand of EasingtonLababsent
Dubs Lababsent
Evans of Temple GuitingLababsent
Evans of WatfordLababsent
Ewing of KirkfordLababsent
Falkender Lababsent
Faulkner of WorcesterLababsent
Fisher of RednalLababsent
Fyfe of FairfieldLababsent
Gale Lababsent
Gallacher Lababsent
Gavron Lababsent
Glenamara Lababsent
Gordon of StrathblaneLababsent
Grabiner Lababsent
Greene of Harrow WealdLababsent
Gregson Lababsent
Haskins Lababsent
Hattersley Lababsent
Healey Lababsent
Hilton of EggardonLababsent
Hollick Lababsent
Irvine of LairgLab (minister)absent
Jeger Lababsent
Jenkins of PutneyLababsent
Jones Lababsent
Jordan Lababsent
Kennedy of The ShawsLababsent
Layard Lababsent
Levy Lababsent
Lockwood Lababsent
Macaulay of BragarLababsent
Mackenzie of FramwellgateLababsent
Mallalieu Lababsent
McCarthy Lababsent
Mitchell Lababsent
Morris of AberavonLababsent
Murray of Epping ForestLababsent
Nicol Lababsent
Northfield Lababsent
Parekh Lababsent
Parry Lababsent
Paul Lababsent
Pitkeathley Lababsent
Ponsonby of ShulbredeLababsent
Puttnam Lababsent
Rea Lababsent
Renwick of CliftonLababsent
Rogers of RiversideLababsent
Rooker Lab (minister)absent
Serota Lababsent
Sewel Lababsent
Sheppard of LiverpoolLababsent
Simon of HighburyLababsent
Simpson of DunkeldLababsent
Smith of LeighLababsent
Stallard Lababsent
Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)absent
Thomas of MacclesfieldLababsent
Turnberg Lababsent
Varley Lababsent
Warwick of UndercliffeLababsent
Watson of InvergowrieLababsent
Whaddon Lababsent
Whitaker Lababsent
Williams of ElvelLababsent
Addington LDemno
Avebury LDemno
Barker LDemtellno
Carlile of BerriewLDemno
Clement-Jones LDemno
Dholakia LDemno
Falkland LDemno
Goodhart LDemno
Greaves LDemno
Hamwee LDemno
Harris of RichmondLDemno
Jacobs LDemno
Lester of Herne HillLDemno
Linklater of ButterstoneLDemno
Maclennan of RogartLDemno
Maddock LDemno
The of Mar and KellieLDemno
McNally LDemno
Methuen LDemno
Newby LDemno
Northover LDemno
Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDemno
Perry of WaltonLDemno
Razzall LDemno
Redesdale LDemno
Rennard LDemno
Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemno
Roper LDemno
Russell LDemno
Russell-Johnston LDemno
Sandberg LDemno
Scott of Needham MarketLDemno
Sharp of GuildfordLDemno
Shutt of GreetlandLDemno
Smith of CliftonLDemno
Taverne LDemno
Thomas of WalliswoodLDemno
Tope LDemno
Wallace of SaltaireLDemno
Walmsley LDemno
Watson of RichmondLDemno
Alderdice LDemabsent
Ashdown of Norton-sub-HamdonLDemabsent
Bradshaw LDemabsent
Dahrendorf LDemabsent
Ezra LDemabsent
Fearn LDemabsent
Geraint LDemabsent
Holme of CheltenhamLDemabsent
Hooson LDemabsent
Hutchinson of LullingtonLDemabsent
Jenkins of HillheadLDemabsent
Livsey of TalgarthLDemabsent
Ludford LDemabsent
Mackie of BenshieLDemabsent
Michie of GallanachLDemabsent
Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemabsent
Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemabsent
Phillips of SudburyLDemabsent
Sharman LDemabsent
Steel of AikwoodLDemabsent
Thomas of GresfordLDemabsent
Thomson of MonifiethLDemabsent
Tordoff LDemabsent
Wigoder LDemabsent
Williams of CrosbyLDemabsent
Fitt Otheraye
Archer of Weston-Super-MareOtherabsent
Cranborne Otherabsent
Dearing Otherabsent
Delacourt-Smith of AlterynOtherabsent
Diamond Otherabsent
Forte Otherabsent
Grenfell Otherabsent
King of WartnabyOtherabsent
McAlpine of West GreenOtherabsent
Rayne Otherabsent
Ryder of Eaton HastingsOtherabsent
Scanlon Otherabsent
Wallace of CoslanyOtherabsent
Young of Old SconeOtherabsent
Laird UUPaye
Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye
Rogan UUPaye

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