Genetically Modified Organisms Bill — 26 Mar 2004 at 12:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The subject of genetically modified crops is a subject that can fill an MP with trepidation, and it is clear that it has so filled the Government deputy Chief Whip. [Interruption.] Indeed, I can see consternation on the faces of Government Front Benchers. Usually, it is the complicated science and the entrenched views held by those on both sides of the argument that put people off this subject. However, GM crops have potentially irrevocable consequences that could affect us all. Although I am only an arts graduate, when my name came up in respect of promoting a private Member's Bill, I was determined to tackle this subject, and I am jolly glad I did.
Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private):-
The House divided: Ayes 0, Noes 23.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||5 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||2.2%|
|Barry Gardiner||Brent North||Lab (minister)||tellaye|
|Rob Marris||Wolverhampton South West||Lab (minister)||tellaye|