Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading — 12 May 2008 at 21:41

The majority of MPs voted to give the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill[1] a Second Reading,[2] which means it can now proceed to the next stage of Parliamentary scrutinization.[3]

According to the explanatory notes,[4] this law is primarily an update to Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990[5] 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.

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 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con37 46 (+2 tell)044.3%
DUP0 90100.0%
Independent1 2060.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 9177.8%
LDem37 6068.3%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP2 3083.3%
Total:340 77166.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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
Tony BaldryBanburyConaye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)no
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)no
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Con (front bench)aye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)aye
David CameronWitneyCon (front bench)aye
Douglas CarswellHarwichCon (front bench)aye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeCon (front bench)aye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLab (minister)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)aye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLab (minister)no
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)aye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)aye
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLab (minister)no
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)aye
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConaye
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Robert KeySalisburyCon (front bench)aye
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)aye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
Francis MaudeHorshamCon (front bench)aye
Maria MillerBasingstokeCon (front bench)aye
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldCon (front bench)aye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)aye
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)aye
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordCon (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)no
Angus RobertsonMoraySNP (front bench)aye
Paul RowenRochdaleLDem (front bench)no
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessCon (front bench)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)aye
Graham StuartBeverley and HoldernessCon (front bench)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)no
David TredinnickBosworthConaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabboth
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Peter ViggersGosportCon (front bench)aye
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)aye
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordCon (front bench)aye
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)aye
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)aye

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