Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility — 19 May 2008 at 21:45

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 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill extends the licenses under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990[1] to include:[2]

  • 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.[3]

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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
Con62 81 (+1 tell)175.5%
DUP0 7077.8%
Independent1 1040.0%
Lab231 (+2 tell) 54 (+1 tell)082.1%
LDem42 11185.7%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP2 3083.3%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:340 161280.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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 ReidAirdrie and ShottsLabaye
David LidingtonAylesburyCon (front bench)no
Tony BaldryBanburyConno
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamCon (front bench)no
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)aye
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabaye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)both
Helen GoodmanBishop AucklandLab (minister)aye
Nick GibbBognor Regis and LittlehamptonCon (front bench)no
David CrausbyBolton North EastLab (minister)aye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLab (minister)aye
Joe BentonBootleLab (minister)aye
Mark SimmondsBoston and SkegnessCon (front bench)no
Andrew MacKayBracknellCon (front bench)no
Marsha SinghBradford WestLab (minister)aye
Brooks NewmarkBraintreeCon (front bench)no
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye
Sarah TeatherBrent EastLDem (front bench)aye
Dawn ButlerBrent SouthLab (minister)aye
John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Con (front bench)no
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)aye
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodCon (front bench)no
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)no
Theresa VilliersChipping BarnetCon (front bench)no
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)aye
Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConno
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLab (minister)aye
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldCon (front bench)no
Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)no
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)aye
John CummingsEasingtonLab (minister)aye
Hugo SwireEast DevonCon (front bench)no
Michael MatesEast HampshireCon (front bench)no
Jim MurphyEast RenfrewshireLab (minister)aye
Greg KnightEast YorkshireCon (front bench)no
Ian StewartEcclesLab (minister)aye
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConno
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow CentralLab (minister)aye
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLab (minister)aye
Peter ViggersGosportCon (front bench)no
Meg HillierHackney South and ShoreditchLab (minister)aye
Derek TwiggHaltonLab (minister)aye
Edward GarnierHarboroughCon (front bench)no
Douglas CarswellHarwichCon (front bench)no
David WillettsHavantCon (front bench)no
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)no
Peter AtkinsonHexhamCon (front bench)no
James BrokenshireHornchurchCon (front bench)no
Francis MaudeHorshamCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonCon (front bench)no
Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)aye
Danny AlexanderInverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLDemaye
Don TouhigIslwynLab (minister)aye
Malcolm RifkindKensington and ChelseaConno
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)aye
Ben WallaceLancaster and WyreCon (front bench)no
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLab (minister)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
John BattleLeeds WestLab (minister)aye
Bill WigginLeominsterCon (front bench)no
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLab (minister)aye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLab (minister)aye
Alan MealeMansfieldLabaye
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)aye
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)aye
Keith SimpsonMid NorfolkCon (front bench)no
Nicholas SoamesMid SussexCon (front bench)no
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)no
Angus RobertsonMoraySNP (front bench)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)aye
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLab (minister)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)no
Richard BenyonNewburyCon (front bench)no
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)no
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)no
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
George YoungNorth West HampshireCon (front bench)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)tellaye
Andrew SmithOxford EastLabaye
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNP (front bench)no
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughCon (front bench)both
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)aye
Mark HendrickPrestonLab (minister)aye
Justine GreeningPutneyCon (front bench)no
Rob WilsonReading EastCon (front bench)no
Paul RowenRochdaleLDem (front bench)aye
Thomas McAvoyRutherglen and Hamilton WestLab (minister)aye
Robert KeySalisburyCon (front bench)no
David CurrySkipton and RiponCon (front bench)no
Lorely BurtSolihullLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLab (minister)aye
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Tim YeoSouth SuffolkCon (front bench)no
David GaukeSouth West HertfordshireCon (front bench)no
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyCon (front bench)no
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonCon (front bench)no
David DrewStroudLab (minister)aye
George OsborneTattonCon (front bench)no
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)aye
John StanleyTonbridge and MallingCon (front bench)no
Sadiq KhanTootingLab (minister)aye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Anthony SteenTotnesCon (front bench)no
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)no
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLab (minister)aye
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Denis MurphyWansbeckLab (minister)aye
Ed VaizeyWantageCon (front bench)no
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)aye
Charles HendryWealdenCon (front bench)no
Grant ShappsWelwyn HatfieldCon (front bench)no
Oliver LetwinWest DorsetCon (front bench)no
John McFallWest DunbartonshireLab (minister)aye
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLab (minister)aye
Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)no
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDem (front bench)aye
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareCon (front bench)no
Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLab (minister)aye
Stephen HesfordWirral WestLab (minister)aye
Rob MarrisWolverhampton South WestLab (minister)aye
Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLab (minister)aye
Albert OwenYnys MônLab (minister)aye

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