Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill — Clause 1 — Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women — 24 Feb 2017 at 12:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against ratifying a European convention aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
MPs were considering the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill.
The amendment supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- Amendment: 1, page 1, line 1, leave out clause 1.
Clause 1 of the Bill was titled Ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and stated:
- It shall be the duty of Her Majesty’s Government to take all reasonable steps as soon as reasonably practicable to enable the United Kingdom to become compliant with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, Treaty no. 210 (the “Istanbul Convention”).
The convention contains the following clauses, among others:
- Parties shall take the necessary legislative and other measures to promote and protect the right for everyone, particularly women, to live free from violence in both the public and the private sphere.
- Parties condemn all forms of discrimination against women and take, without delay, the necessary legislative and other measures to prevent it, in particular by:
- –embodying in their national constitutions or other appropriate legislation the principle of equality between women and men and ensuring the practical realisation of this principle;
- –prohibiting discrimination against women, including through the use of sanctions, where appropriate;
- –abolishing laws and practices which discriminate against women
-  Parliament's webpage on the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill
-  Clause 1 of the Bill as at the time of the vote
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||44 (+1 tell)||3 (+2 tell)||0||15.2%|
|SNP||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||88.9%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellno|