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) 757.7%
Crossbench45 2138.8%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab23 92 (+1 tell)60.4%
LDem0 40 (+1 tell)62.1%
Other1 07.1%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:192 16051.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Ahmed Lab (minister)aye
Lord Best Crossbenchno
Lord Biffen Conno
Lord Brightman Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleConno
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Bruce of DoningtonLabaye
Lord Campbell-Savours Labaye
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)no
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Lord Donaldson of LymingtonCrossbenchno
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Lord Evans of ParksideLab (minister)aye
Baroness Finlay of LlandaffCrossbenchno
Lord Flowers Crossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Hardy of WathLabaye
Lord Hogg of CumbernauldLabaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchno
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Lord Islwyn Labaye
Lord Kirkhill Labaye
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ListowelCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Lord Lucas Con (front bench)no
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Milner of LeedsLabaye
Lord Mishcon Labaye
Lord Montagu of BeaulieuConno
Lord Norton of LouthCon (front bench)no
Lord Orme Labaye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel of BlackburnLabaye
Lord Randall of St BudeauxLabaye
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Roll of IpsdenCrossbenchno
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)aye
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Lord Strabolgi Labaye
Lord Tanlaw Crossbenchno
Baroness Uddin Labaye
Lord Walker of DoncasterLabaye
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbench (front bench)no

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