Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading — 12 May 2008 at 21:41
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare did not vote.
According to the explanatory notes, this law is primarily an update to Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 to allow, among other things, further embryo research, and fertility treatment for same sex couples.
For the debate as it unfolds in Committee, go here and look under the section Commons / Comm.
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, House of Commons, 6 February 2008
-  Alan Johnson MP, House of Commons, 12 May 2008
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - Timetable, House of Commons, 12 May 2008
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - Explanatory Notes, House of Commons, 6 February 2008
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, OPSI
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||37||46 (+2 tell)||0||44.3%|
|Lab||261 (+2 tell)||9||1||77.8%|