Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses — 19 May 2008 at 18:30
John Reid MP, Airdrie and Shotts voted in the minority (Aye).
The majority of MPs voted to make it possible to grant licenses for the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos.
The clause under discussion would insert the words:
- No person shall
- mix human gametes with animal gametes,
- bring about the creation of a human admixed embryo, or
- keep or use a human admixed embryo,
- except in pursuance of a licence.
into the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.
The vote in Parliament was to over deleting the phrase, "except in pursuance of a license".
-  Edward Leigh MP, House of Commons, 19 May 2008.
-  Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, Clause 4(2), 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||66||78 (+2 tell)||2||77.1%|
|Lab||221 (+2 tell)||65||0||82.1%|