Mental Capacity Bill — 11 Oct 2004 at 21:43
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
I am delighted to be able to introduce this important and long-awaited Bill. Voluntary organisations, individuals and their families, and many Members on both sides of the House, have campaigned for the Bill for many years-since 1989. The Bill will empower, protect and support people who lack mental capacity. We can and should no longer dismiss people by simply labelling them incapable. Professionals, families and friends who care for people who lack mental capacity need to understand more fully and more clearly their legal rights and responsibilities.
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 326, Noes 62.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||10||52 (+2 tell)||0||39.3%|
|Lab||292 (+2 tell)||1||1||72.7%|
|Mr David Atkinson||Bournemouth East||Con||aye|
|Peter Atkinson||Hexham||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Crispin Blunt||Reigate||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Robert Key||Salisbury||Con (front bench)||aye|
|George Young||North West Hampshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||Lab (minister)||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|
|Phil Willis||Harrogate and Knaresborough||LDem (front bench)||no|