Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility — 19 May 2008 at 21:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted to keep the possibility for licensing the testing of whether the tissue of an embryo would be compatible with a sibling who suffers from a serious medical condition.
- the case where a person ("the sibling") who is the child of the persons whose gametes are used to bring about the creation of the embryo (or of either of those persons) suffers from a serious medical condition which could be treated by umbilical cord blood stem cells, bone marrow or other tissue of any resulting child, establishing whether the tissue of any resulting child would be compatible with that of the sibling.
The vote, which was lost, would have deleted the above paragraph.
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, Schedule 2, OPSI
-  Embryo testing, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, Schedule 2, 3 1ZA(1)(d).
-  David Burrowes MP, 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||62||81 (+1 tell)||1||75.5%|
|Lab||231 (+2 tell)||54 (+1 tell)||0||82.1%|