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

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%
Independent1 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 constituency

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
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsCon (front bench)no
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)no
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessCon (front bench)no
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)no
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterCon (front bench)no
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)no
Julie KirkbrideBromsgroveCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)no
Ann WintertonCongletonCon (front bench)no
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)no
Mark HarperForest of DeanCon (front bench)no
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
Douglas CarswellHarwichCon (front bench)no
Boris JohnsonHenleyCon (front bench)no
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)no
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConno
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreCon (front bench)no
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)no
Philip DunneLudlowCon (front bench)no
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)no
David DaviesMonmouthCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Patrick MercerNewarkCon (front bench)no
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)no
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUP (front bench)no
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireCon (front bench)no
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
James GrayNorth WiltshireCon (front bench)tellno
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderCon (front bench)no
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)no
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)no
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyCon (front bench)tellno
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsCon (front bench)no
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)no
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)no
Christopher FraserSouth West NorfolkCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneCon (front bench)no
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)no
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)no
Jeremy BrowneTauntonLDem (front bench)no
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)no
Ed VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)no
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Richard SpringWest SuffolkCon (front bench)no
Humfrey MalinsWokingCon (front bench)no
David LawsYeovilLDem (front bench)no

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