Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Strong evidence required to use admix embryos — 4 Feb 2008 at 17:30

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The majority of the House of Lords voted against putting in a precise statement what it would mean for a proposed use of embryos or human admixed embryos "to be necessary for the purposes of the research".[1]

The statement would have read:[2]

  • No licence under this paragraph is to be granted unless... there is cogent evidence, which must include published, peer-reviewed scientific data, that the research proposed on human or human admixed embryos is likely to achieve its specified purposes, and it is not reasonably practicable to achieve the specified purposes of the research without using human embryos or human admixed embryos.

When this debate was concluded, the Bill was sent to the House of Commons.[3]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 28.0%
Con16 19 (+1 tell)17.5%
Crossbench29 7 (+1 tell)19.7%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab120 (+2 tell) 557.7%
LDem28 440.0%
Other1 014.3%
UUP1 166.7%
Total:195 3932.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Attlee Conno
Blackwell Conno
Bowness Conno
Carnegy of LourConno
Colwyn Conno
Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Flather Conno
Garel-Jones Conno
Hunt of WirralConno
Jenkin of RodingConno
Jopling Conno
Lawson of BlabyConno
Noakes Con (front bench)no
Taylor of HolbeachCon (front bench)no
Ullswater Conno
Waldegrave of North HillConno
Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Brookeborough Crossbenchaye
Cox Crossbenchaye
Emerton Crossbenchaye
Hylton Crossbenchaye
Neill of BladenCrossbenchtellaye
Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchaye
Tenby Crossbenchaye
Ahmed Labaye
Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Dixon Labaye
Gordon of StrathblaneLabaye
Pendry Labaye
Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Fearn LDemaye
Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)aye
Williams of CrosbyLDemaye

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