Opposition Day — Protecting Children Online — 12 Jun 2013 at 16:20

Julian Huppert MP, Cambridge voted against requiring safe search to be a default setting and against requiring effective age verification online.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring safe search to be a default setting and against requiring effective age verification online.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • deplores the growth in child abuse images online;
  • deeply regrets that up to one and a half million people have seen such images;
  • notes with alarm the lack of resources available to the police to tackle this problem;
  • further notes the correlation between viewing such images and further child abuse;
  • notes with concern the Government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the Bailey Review and the Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection on ensuring children’s safe access to the internet; and
  • calls on the Government to set a timetable for the introduction of safe search as a default, effective age verification and splash page warnings and to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure these changes are speedily implemented.

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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
Con239 (+1 tell) 0078.7%
DUP0 4050.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 212 (+2 tell)082.9%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 0073.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:280 227079.7%

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
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