Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters — 4 Nov 2002 at 20:15
Whilst in the commons for the first time, the Adoption and Children bill was amended to allow unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples to adopt children. However, when the bill went to the Lords, they rejected the amendment and reinstated the original "married couples only" rule. Back in the commons, the aye voters in this division sought to reject the modification in the Lords and allow umarried heterosexual and homosexual couples to adopt.
The House divided: Ayes 344, Noes 145.
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||8||118 (+2 tell)||0||78.5%|
|Lab||288 (+2 tell)||19||0||75.4%|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|
|Andrew Lansley||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mr Michael Portillo||Kensington and Chelsea||Con||aye|
|Mr Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Joe Benton||Bootle||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Tony Colman||Putney||Lab||no|
|David Crausby||Bolton North East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tony Cunningham||Workington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Jim Dobbin||Heywood and Middleton||Lab||no|
|Mr Alan Hurst||Braintree||Lab||no|
|Peter Kilfoyle||Liverpool, Walton||Lab||no|
|Mr Calum MacDonald||Na h-Eileanan an Iar||Lab||no|
|David Marshall||Glasgow Shettleston||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill O'Brien||Normanton||Lab||no|
|Mr Kerry Pollard||St Albans||Lab||no|
|Frank Roy||Motherwell and Wishaw||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Gerry Steinberg||City of Durham||Lab||no|
|Dave Watts||St Helens North||Lab||no|
|Mr Jimmy Wray||Glasgow Baillieston||Lab||no|