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

Iain Duncan Smith MP, Chingford and Woodford Green 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 HampshireCon (front bench)no
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConno
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)no
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Douglas CarswellHarwichCon (front bench)no
William CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
David DaviesMonmouthCon (front bench)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Philip DunneLudlowCon (front bench)no
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)no
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)no
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)tellno
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)tellno
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 HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)no
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)no
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveCon (front bench)no
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConno
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Humfrey MalinsWokingCon (front bench)no
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)no
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 SussexCon (front bench)no
Richard SpringWest SuffolkCon (front bench)no
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Edward VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)no
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneCon (front bench)no
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)no
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUPno
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)no
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)no
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Jeremy BrowneTauntonLDem (front bench)no
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)no

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