Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation — 6 May 2008 at 19:15
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted in the minority (No).
In this Part, for the avoidance of doubt, the discussion or criticism of sexual conduct or practices or the urging of persons to refrain from or modify such conduct or practices shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended to stir up hatred.The main problem was that the words "of itself" did not acknowledge the importance of context. The Government undertook to produce guidelines which would have an effect similar to the Lords' intention. Lords Amendment 285 can be found in the List of Lords' Amendments. It modifies Schedule 16 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, which specifies changes to the current definitions of hate crimes in the Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64).
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||3||125 (+2 tell)||0||67.7%|
|Lab||275 (+2 tell)||3||0||79.8%|
|John Bercow||Buckingham||whilst Con (front bench)||aye|
|Michael Gove||Surrey Heath||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jim Dobbin||Heywood and Middleton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Peter Kilfoyle||Liverpool, Walton||Lab||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||no|
|Alan Beith||Berwick-upon-Tweed||LDem (front bench)||no|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Angus MacNeil||Na h-Eileanan an Iar||SNP (front bench)||no|