Orders of the Day — Clause 39 — Failure to fulfil duty under section 2: initial steps — 13 May 2008 at 20:45

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).

Amendment proposed: No. 72, page 22, line 8, at end insert-

'(7A) In this section, "reasonable excuse" includes circumstances in which a young person-

(a) is homeless,

(b) has health problems, including temporary illness, long term disability or ongoing mental health issues,

(c) has addiction problems,

(d) has secured a place on a course which does not start until the following month or the following term,

(e) is recovering from giving birth,

(f) has caring responsibilities, or

(g) has particular learning difficulties for which support has not been put in place.'.- <[/i> Mr. Hayes.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The House divided: Ayes 139, Noes 258.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 95 (+2 tell)050.5%
DUP0 6066.7%
Independent1 0020.0%
Lab256 (+2 tell) 0073.5%
LDem0 37058.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:258 139064.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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