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 NorfolkConno
Richard BenyonNewburyConno
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Peter BoneWellingboroughConno
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireConno
Douglas CarswellHarwichConno
William CashStoneConno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsConno
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireConno
David DaviesMonmouthConno
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConno
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Philip DunneLudlowConno
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConno
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkConno
Edward GarnierHarboroughConno
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireConno
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyContellno
James GrayNorth WiltshireContellno
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldConno
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsConno
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConno
Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)no
David JonesClwyd WestConno
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveConno
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestConno
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 ShropshireConno
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordConno
Andrew RobathanBlabyConno
Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentConno
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 WigginLeominsterConno
David WilshireSpelthorneConno
Ann WintertonCongletonConno
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConno
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUPno
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLabno
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLabno
Jeremy BrowneTauntonLDemno
David LawsYeovilLDemno

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