Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (5th Day) — assisted suicide — 7 Jul 2009 at 20:03

Lord Shutt of Greetland voted with the majority (Not-Content).


Amendment 173

Moved by Lord Falconer of Thoroton

173: After Clause 49, insert the following new Clause—

“Acts not capable of encouraging or assisting suicide

(1) An act by an individual (“D”) is not to be treated as capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another adult (“T”) if—

(a) the act is done solely or principally for the purpose of enabling or assisting T to travel to a country or territory in which assisted dying is lawful;

(b) prior to the act, two registered medical practitioners, independent of each other, have certified that they are of the opinion in good faith that T is terminally ill and has the capacity to make the declaration under subsection (2); and

(c) prior to the act, T has made a declaration under subsection (2).

(2) A declaration by T is made under this subsection if the declaration—

(a) is made freely in writing and is signed by T (or is otherwise recorded and authenticated if T is incapable of signing it),

(b) states that T—

(i) has read or been informed of the contents of the certificates under subsection (1)(b), and

(ii) has decided to travel to a country or territory falling within subsection (1)(a) for the purpose of obtaining assistance in dying, and

(c) is witnessed by an independent witness chosen by T.

(3) “Independent witness” means a person who is not—

(a) likely to obtain any benefit from the death of T; or

(b) a close relative or friend of T; or

(c) involved in caring for T.

(4) D is not to be treated as having done an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of T by virtue of being with T when, in a country or territory falling within subsection (1)(a), T takes steps (including steps taken with the assistance of D) to commit suicide by lawful means.”

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop5 020.0%
Con76 1746.5%
DUP2 066.7%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Judge1 06.7%
Lab44 67 (+2 tell)51.6%
LDem22 2764.5%
Other1 133.3%
UUP3 0100.0%
Crossbench37 (+2 tell) 2735.5%
Total:192 13945.6%

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The Earl of ArranConaye
Lord Baker of DorkingConaye
Lord Bowness Conaye
Lord Brougham and Vaux Conaye
Lord Chadlington Conaye
Baroness Flather Conaye
Lord Freud Conaye
Lord Geddes Conaye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsConaye
Lord Laing of DunphailConaye
Lord Lawson of BlabyConaye
The Earl of LindsayConaye
Lord Lucas Conaye
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketConaye
Lord Mancroft Conaye
Lord Montagu of BeaulieuConaye
Lord Norton of LouthConaye
Baroness Adams of CraigieleaLabno
Lord Adonis Labno
Lord Ahmed Labno
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabno
Lord Bach Labno
Lord Bilston Labno
Lord Brennan Labno
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLabno
Lord Brookman Labno
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Christopher Labno
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Baroness Corston Labno
Baroness Crawley Labno
Lord Darzi of DenhamLabno
Lord Davies of CoityLabno
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeLabno
Lord Filkin Labno
Baroness Ford Labno
Baroness Gale Labno
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Lord Griffiths of Burry PortLabno
Lord Howarth of NewportLabno
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLabno
Lord Irvine of LairgLabno
Lord Jones Labno
Baroness Kennedy of The ShawsLabno
Lord Kirkhill Labno
Lord Lea of CrondallLabno
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabno
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Lord Morris of HandsworthLabno
Baroness Morris of YardleyLabno
Lord Rea Labno
Lord Rooker Labno
Lord Rowlands Labno
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Lord Tomlinson Labno
Lord Tunnicliffe Labno
Lord Turnberg Labno
Baroness Uddin Labno
Baroness Wilkins Labno
Lord Williams of ElvelLabno
Lord Burnett LDemno
Lord Carlile of BerriewLDemno
Lord Chidgey LDemno
Lord Cotter LDemno
Viscount Falkland LDemno
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDemno
Lord Lee of TraffordLDemno
Lord Livsey of TalgarthLDemno
Lord Maclennan of RogartLDemno
Baroness Maddock LDemno
The Earl of Mar and KellieLDemno
Lord McNally LDemno
Lord Methuen LDemno
Baroness Neuberger LDemno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDemno
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDemno
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDemno
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDemno
Lord Tordoff LDemno
Lord Tyler LDemno
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemno

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