Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Abortion on grounds of disability — 28 Jan 2008 at 21:38
Baroness Williams of Crosby voted in the minority (Content).
Amendment 163 tabled by crossbencher Baroness Masham of Ilton that would remove the grounds for lawful ground for abortion where there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities.
moved Amendment No. 163:
Before Clause 59, insert the following new Clause-
"Amendment of law relating to late abortion
(1) In subsection (1) of section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87), paragaph (d) is repealed.
(2) In subsection (2) of section 5 of that Act, paragraph (a) is repealed."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 163) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 22; Not-Contents, 89.
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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||2||13 (+1 tell)||7.7%|
|Lab||64 (+1 tell)||1||30.0%|
|LDem||12 (+1 tell)||3||20.0%|
|Crossbench||8||2 (+1 tell)||5.9%|
|Lord Taylor of Holbeach||Con (front bench)||no|
|Lord Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||aye|
|Lord Burnett||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Williams of Crosby||LDem||aye|