Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — Abolish the offense of Blasphemy — rejected — 7 Feb 2005 at 18:05
The majority of MPs voted to retain the offence of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in British law.
They did this by voting against inserting a new clause into the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill, which said:
- The offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel are abolished.
During the debate it was asserted that all votes in this issue are free for members of the Conservative Party.
-  Evan Harris MP, House of Commons, 7 February 2005
-  Dominic Grieve MP, House of Commons, 7 February 2005
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