Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness — 19 May 2008 at 21:45

Nick Herbert MP, Arundel and South Downs voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against tightening the provisions for when the sex of an embryo could be established, under a license from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.[1]

When the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is passed, it would be possible to establish the sex of an embryo in a case where there is a particular risk that any resulting child will have or develop:[2]

  • a gender-related serious physical or mental disability,
  • a gender-related serious illness, or
  • any other gender-related serious medical condition

The proposal would have changed these conditions to:[3]

  • a gender-related physical or mental disability which is life-threatening or severely impairs their quality of life,
  • a gender-related serious illness which is life-threatening or severely impairs their quality of life, or
  • any other gender-related serious medical condition which is life-threatening or severely impairs their quality of life

but the original words were kept.

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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
Con32 101 (+2 tell)070.3%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind1 0020.0%
Lab239 (+2 tell) 24075.5%
LDem39 15187.3%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP3 2083.3%
Total:317 148174.4%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Conno
Tim BoswellDaventryConno
Douglas CarswellHarwichConno
James ClappisonHertsmereConno
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsConno
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldConno
David CurrySkipton and RiponConno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConno
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireConno
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConno
Robert KeySalisburyConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestConno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetConno
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConno
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)no
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkConno
Andrew MurrisonWestburyConno
George OsborneTattonConno
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireConno
Grant ShappsWelwyn HatfieldConno
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexConno
Anthony SteenTotnesConno
Hugo SwireEast DevonConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterConno
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireConno
Peter ViggersGosportConno
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetConno
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreConno
Tim YeoSouth SuffolkConno
George YoungNorth West HampshireConno
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLab (PPS)aye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLabaye
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLabaye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLabaye
Sadiq KhanTootingLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
George MudieLeeds EastLabaye
Denis MurphyWansbeckLabaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLabaye
Stephen PoundEaling NorthLab (PPS)aye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLab (minister)aye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabaye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabaye
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow CentralLabaye
Marsha SinghBradford WestLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
Derek TwiggHaltonLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye
Danny AlexanderInverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLDemaye
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDemaye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDemaye
Lorely BurtSolihullLDemaye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemaye
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDemaye
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemaye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDemaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDemaye
Paul RowenRochdaleLDem (front bench)aye
John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDemaye
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDemaye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDemaye
Richard Younger-RossTeignbridgeLDem (front bench)aye
Bob RussellColchesterLDemboth
Stewart HosieDundee EastSNPaye
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNPaye

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