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

Nick Herbert MP, Arundel and South Downs 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 RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)aye
Lee ScottIlford NorthConaye
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Bob AinsworthCoventry North EastLab (minister)no
David AndersonBlaydonLabno
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)no
Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLabno
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabno
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)no
Joe BentonBootleLabno
Hazel BlearsSalfordLab (minister)no
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabno
Ben BradshawExeterLab (minister)no
Andy BurnhamLeighLab (minister)no
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
David ClellandTyne BridgeLabno
Ann CoffeyStockportLab (PPS)no
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLabno
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)no
Alistair DarlingEdinburgh South WestLab (minister)no
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 HealeyWentworthLab (minister)no
Patricia HewittLeicester WestLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
Kim HowellsPontypriddLab (minister)no
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabno
John HuttonBarrow and FurnessLab (minister)no
Adam IngramEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLab (minister)no
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLab (PPS)no
Siân JamesSwansea EastLabno
Alan JohnsonKingston upon Hull West and HessleLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)no
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)no
David KidneyStaffordLab (PPS)no
Jim KnightSouth DorsetLab (minister)no
Tom LevittHigh PeakLab (PPS)no
Ian LucasWrexhamLab (PPS)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (PPS)no
John MannBassetlawLab (PPS)no
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLabno
Rosemary McKennaCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLabno
Chris MoleIpswichLab (PPS)no
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabno
Mike O'BrienNorth WarwickshireLab (minister)no
Albert OwenYnys MônLabno
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLab (minister)no
James PurnellStalybridge and HydeLab (minister)no
John ReidAirdrie and ShottsLab (minister)no
Martin SalterReading WestLabno
Alison SeabeckPlymouth, DevonportLabno
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Siôn SimonBirmingham, ErdingtonLab (PPS)no
John SpellarWarleyLabno
Stephen TimmsEast HamLab (minister)no
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (PPS)no
Kitty UssherBurnleyLabno
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabno
Phil WoolasOldham East and SaddleworthLab (minister)no
Norman BakerLewesLDem (front bench)aye
John BarrettEdinburgh WestLDem (front bench)aye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)aye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Lorely BurtSolihullLDem (front bench)aye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDem (front bench)aye
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDem (front bench)aye
Paul HolmesChesterfieldLDem (front bench)aye
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDem (front bench)aye
David HowarthCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)aye
Susan KramerRichmond ParkLDem (front bench)aye
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemaye
Willie RennieDunfermline and West FifeLDemaye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemaye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)aye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
Stephen WilliamsBristol WestLDem (front bench)aye
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemaye

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