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

was absent

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%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab23 92 (+1 tell)60.1%
LDem0 40 (+1 tell)62.1%
Other1 06.7%
UUP3 0100.0%
Crossbench45 2139.3%
Total:194 16051.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Biffen Conno
Brooke of Sutton MandevilleConno
Campbell of AllowayConno
Lucas Conno
Montagu of BeaulieuConno
Norton of LouthConno
St John of FawsleyConno
Ahmed Labaye
Brookman Labaye
Bruce of DoningtonLabaye
Campbell-Savours Labaye
Davies of CoityLabaye
Dixon Labaye
Donoughue Labaye
Evans of ParksideLabaye
Hardy of WathLabaye
Hogg of CumbernauldLabaye
Islwyn Labaye
Kirkhill Labaye
Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Milner of LeedsLabaye
Mishcon Labaye
Orme Labaye
Patel of BlackburnLabaye
Randall of St BudeauxLabaye
Simon Labaye
Strabolgi Labaye
Uddin Labaye
Walker of DoncasterLabaye

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