Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — 14 Mar 2006 at 19:15

Crispin Blunt MP, Reigate voted in the minority (No).

Those voting Aye inserted a new clause into the Animal Welfare Bill, which said:

A person commits an offence if... he removes [or causes the removal of] the whole or any part of a dog's tail, otherwise than for the purpose of its medical treatment... [unless] the dog is a certified working dog that is not more than 5 days old.
A person commits an offence if he shows a dog at an event to which members of the public are admitted on payment of a fee,... [and] the dog's tail has been wholly or partly removed... on or after the commencement day, [unless it is a working dog]

This amendment inserted into the Bill a ban on the tail docking of dogs' tails for cosmetic purposes. A further vote, to ban tail docking of working dogs, was rejected in Division 188.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con108 55 (+2 tell)084.2%
DUP5 1066.7%
Ind1 0050.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 5087.5%
LDem55 2090.5%
PC2 0066.7%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:476 63085.8%

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
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConno
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConno
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConno
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Richard BenyonNewburyConno
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughConno
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Douglas CarswellHarwichConno
William CashStoneConno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsConno
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConno
David DaviesMonmouthConno
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenCon (front bench)no
Philip DunneLudlowConno
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConno
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkConno
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireConno
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyContellno
James GrayNorth WiltshireContellno
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)no
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)no
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)no
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)no
David JonesClwyd WestConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughConno
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterConno
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConno
Anne MainSt AlbansConno
Humfrey MalinsWokingConno
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConno
Patrick MercerNewarkCon (front bench)no
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireCon (front bench)no
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)no
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)no
Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConno
Richard SpringWest SuffolkConno
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessConno
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Edward VaizeyWantageConno
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreConno
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordConno
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneConno
Ann WintertonCongletonConno
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUPno
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLabno
Jeremy BrowneTauntonLDem (front bench)no
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)no

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