Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against adding a new paragraph to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to change the time limit for the legal termination of pregnancy from 24 weeks to 12 weeks.
-  Edward Leigh MP, House of Commons, 20 May 2008
-  Medical termination of pregnancy, Abortion Act 1967, Clause 1(1)(a).
-  Amendment of law relating to termination of pregnancy, Human Fertilisatisation Act 1990, Clause 37
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||72||40 (+2 tell)||0||59.4%|
|Lab||261 (+2 tell)||17||0||79.8%|