Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo — 19 May 2008 at 18:30
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted to keep one of the five definitions of a human admixed embryo, as being:
- A human embryo that has been altered by the introduction of any sequence of nuclear or mitochondrial DNA of an animal into one or more cells of the embryo
for the purposes of granting licenses to create such entities.
-  Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, Clause 4(2)-4A(5)(c), 6 February 2008
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - Human-animal hybrid licenses, Division 191, House of Commons, 19 May 2008
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||53||83 (+2 tell)||0||71.9%|
|Lab||222 (+2 tell)||62||0||81.5%|