Serious Crime Bill — New Clause 17 — Offence of Failing to Report Harm to a Child — 23 Feb 2015 at 21:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against creating an offence of a failing to report harm to a child.
MPs were considering the Serious Crime Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and sought to create a new offence of failing to report harm to a child. The proposed offence was to only apply to those paid to carry out a role subject to statutory Disclosure and Barring Service checks under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Serious Crime Bill
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 23 February 2015
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||259 (+1 tell)||1||0||86.1%|
|Lab||1||205 (+2 tell)||0||80.6%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||0||0||73.2%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jeffrey M. Donaldson||Lagan Valley||DUP (front bench)||aye|
|Meg Munn||Sheffield, Heeley||Lab||no|