Assisted Dying Bill — Second Reading — 11 Sep 2015 at 14:01
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against allowing a terminally ill person to be lawfully given assistance to end their life with the consent of the High Court.
The majority of MPs voted against allowing a terminally ill person to be lawfully given assistance to end their life with the consent of the High Court.
A terminal illness was defined in the Bill as being an irreversible condition which would reasonably be expected to result in death within six months.
MPs were considering the Assisted Dying Bill.
The operative clause 1(1) of the Bill stated:
- Subject to the consent of the High Court (Family Division) pursuant to subsection (2), a person who is terminally ill may request and lawfully be provided with assistance to end his or her own life.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The rejection of the motion by the majority of MPs meant the Bill did not make any further progress towards becoming law.
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||210 (+1 tell)||27 (+1 tell)||0||72.4%|
|Lab||91 (+1 tell)||72 (+1 tell)||1||71.6%|