Mental Capacity Bill — New Clause 2 — Excluded decisions (No. 2) — 14 Dec 2004 at 15:45

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

'(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.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con2 115 (+1 tell)072.4%
DUP0 4057.1%
Ind0 20100.0%
Lab287 (+2 tell) 32 (+1 tell)079.1%
LDem6 40083.6%
PC1 2075.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
UUP0 2040.0%
Total:296 198077.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Robert JacksonWantagewhilst Con (front bench)no
John BattleLeeds WestLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)aye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)aye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabaye
Tony ColmanPutneyLab (minister)aye
Tom CoxTootingLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLab (minister)aye
John CummingsEasingtonLab (minister)aye
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLab (minister)aye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (minister)aye
Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)aye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)aye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLab (minister)aye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)aye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLab (minister)aye
John LyonsStrathkelvin and BearsdenLab (minister)aye
Calum MacDonaldNa h-Eileanan an IarLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)aye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLab (minister)aye
Kerry PollardSt AlbansLab (minister)tellaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)aye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Marsha SinghBradford WestLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)aye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Jimmy WrayGlasgow BailliestonLabaye
John BarrettEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)no
Patsy CaltonCheadleLDem (front bench)no
Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDem (front bench)no
Mark OatenWinchesterLDem (front bench)no
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDem (front bench)no
Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemno
Simon ThomasCeredigionPC (front bench)no

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