Mental Capacity Bill — New Clause 2 — Excluded decisions (No. 2) — 14 Dec 2004 at 15:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
'(1) Nothing in this Act authorises the withdrawal of palliative care.
(2) "palliative care" includes the provision of-
(a) relief of pain, suffering and discomfort;
(b) nutrition and hydration, however provided.
(3) The provisions of subsection (1) do not apply to-
(a) a decision that nutrition and hydration is to be discontinued because it would be unreasonably burdensome to the person; or
(b) the power of the court to make such order concerning the continuance of life sustaining treatment as it considers to be in the best interests of a person whom it has determined to be irreversibly unconscious.'.-[Ann Winterton.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 198, Noes 296.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||2||115 (+1 tell)||0||72.4%|
|Lab||287 (+2 tell)||32 (+1 tell)||0||79.1%|