Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — Working dogs — 14 Mar 2006 at 19:27

Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Ogmore voted with the majority (No).

Those voting No rejected a change to the new clause that had just been added into the Animal Welfare Bill by Division 187.

The change would have removed the exception to the ban on the docking of dogs' for working dogs by deleting the subsections (3) to (6) which defined what a working dog was. Had this change been accepted (by there being more Aye voters than No voters), the removal of a dog's tail would only be lawful for the purposes of medical treatment.

The amendment was supported by a wide coalition of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, but was opposed by shooting interests such as the Countryside Alliance and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con162 (+2 tell) 7087.2%
DUP7 0077.8%
Ind1 0050.0%
Lab71 234 (+2 tell)087.0%
LDem32 26092.1%
PC2 0066.7%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP1 00100.0%
Total:278 267086.7%

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
David AmessSouthend WestConaye
John ButterfillBournemouth WestConaye
John HoramOrpingtonConaye
Andrew RosindellRomfordConaye
Lee ScottIlford NorthConaye
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetConaye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLabno
David AndersonBlaydonLabno
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLabno
Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLabno
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLabno
Joe BentonBootleLabno
Hazel BlearsSalfordLabno
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabno
Ben BradshawExeterLabno
Andy BurnhamLeighLabno
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLabno
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Ann CoffeyStockportLabno
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLabno
Alistair DarlingEdinburgh South WestLabno
Janet DeanBurtonLabno
Brian H DonohoeCentral AyrshireLabno
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabno
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Robert FlelloStoke-on-Trent SouthLabno
Bruce GeorgeWalsall SouthLabno
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLabno
John GroganSelbyLabno
Mike HallWeaver ValeLabno
Patrick HallBedfordLabno
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabno
John HealeyWentworthLabno
Patricia HewittLeicester WestLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Kim HowellsPontypriddLabno
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
John HuttonBarrow and FurnessLabno
Adam IngramEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLabno
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLabno
Siân JamesSwansea EastLabno
Alan JohnsonKingston upon Hull West and HessleLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Ruth KellyBolton WestLabno
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLabno
David KidneyStaffordLabno
Jim KnightSouth DorsetLabno
Tom LevittHigh PeakLabno
Ian LucasWrexhamLabno
Fiona MactaggartSloughLabno
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabno
John MannBassetlawLabno
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLabno
Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLabno
Chris MoleIpswichLabno
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
Mike O'BrienNorth WarwickshireLabno
Albert OwenYnys MônLabno
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLabno
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLabno
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLabno
Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Alison SeabeckPlymouth, DevonportLabno
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLabno
John SpellarWarleyLabno
Stephen TimmsEast HamLabno
Paddy TippingSherwoodLabno
Kitty UssherBurnleyLabno
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabno
Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLabno
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
John BarrettEdinburgh WestLDemaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDemaye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDemaye
Lorely BurtSolihullLDemaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDemaye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemaye
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDemaye
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemaye
Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDemaye
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemaye
David HowarthCambridgeLDemaye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
Mark HunterCheadleLDemaye
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDemaye
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemaye
Willie RennieDunfermline and West FifeLDemaye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDemaye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemaye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDemaye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDemaye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDemaye
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemaye

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