Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Second Reading — 28 Jan 2000

The majority of MPs voted to make it illegal to withdraw or withhold medical treatment or sustenance with the intent of hastening or otherwise causing death.

MPs were considering the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill[1].

Thee motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The operative clause of the Bill, clause 1, stated:

  • It shall be unlawful for any person responsible for the care of a patient to withdraw or withhold from the patient medical treatment or sustenance if his purpose or one of his purposes in doing so is to hasten or otherwise cause the death of the patient.

In April 2000 BBC reported[2]:

  • The Bill ran out of time for debate. It now goes back into the long queue of backbench Bills for debate and stands very little chance of becoming law.


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Gerald HowarthAldershotCon (front bench)aye
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsConaye
Damian GreenAshfordCon (front bench)aye
Angela SmithBasildonLabaye
Mr Andrew HunterBasingstokeConaye
Mr Joe AshtonBassetlawLabtellno
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Martin SmythBelfast SouthUUPtellaye
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Charles WardleBexhill and Battlewhilst Conaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLab (minister)aye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLabaye
Joe BentonBootleLabtellaye
Marsha SinghBradford WestLabaye
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLab (minister)aye
Eric PicklesBrentwood and OngarCon (front bench)aye
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConaye
Mrs Marion RoeBroxbourneConaye
Julian BrazierCanterburyCon (front bench)aye
Mrs Christine ButlerCastle PointLabaye
Mr Stephen DayCheadleConaye
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenCon (front bench)aye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabaye
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge and ChrystonLabaye
Ann WintertonCongletonConaye
Betty WilliamsConwyLabaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLabaye
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabaye
Michael AncramDevizesCon (front bench)aye
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)aye
Mr Roy BeggsEast AntrimUUPaye
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabaye
Dennis CanavanFalkirk Westwhilst Independentaye
Mr Ken MaginnisFermanagh and South TyroneUUPaye
Michael HowardFolkestone and HytheConaye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)aye
George GallowayGlasgow KelvinLabaye
Thomas McAvoyGlasgow RutherglenLab (minister)aye
Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Mr Nick St AubynGuildfordConaye
Derek TwiggHaltonLabaye
Tony McNultyHarrow EastLab (minister)aye
Peter AtkinsonHexhamConaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Greg PopeHyndburnLab (minister)aye
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabaye
Jeffrey M. DonaldsonLagan ValleyUUP (front bench)aye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabaye
Bridget PrenticeLewisham EastLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLab (minister)aye
Mr Christopher GillLudlowConaye
Nicholas WintertonMacclesfieldConaye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLab (minister)aye
Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)aye
Mr Jonathan SayeedMid BedfordshireConaye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Mr Huw EdwardsMonmouthLabaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)aye
Ian PaisleyNorth AntrimDUP (front bench)aye
Robert McCartneyNorth DownUKUPaye
Sir Nicholas LyellNorth East BedfordshireConaye
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireCon (front bench)aye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Roger GaleNorth ThanetCon (front bench)aye
Dr Brian MawhinneyNorth West CambridgeshireConaye
James GrayNorth WiltshireConaye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)aye
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabaye
John HoramOrpingtonConaye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemboth
Mrs Jackie LawrencePreseli PembrokeshireLabaye
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)tellno
Mr Teddy TaylorRochford and Southend EastConaye
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabaye
Mr Archy KirkwoodRoxburgh and BerwickshireLDem (front bench)no
Mr Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabaye
Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeCon (front bench)aye
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)aye
Douglas HoggSleaford and North HykehamConaye
Mr John TaylorSolihullConaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Eddie McGradySouth DownSDLPaye
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Patrick CormackSouth StaffordshireCon (front bench)aye
Sir David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)aye
Mr Kerry PollardSt AlbansLabaye
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConaye
Paul BurstowSutton and CheamLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Mr Martin BellTattonIndependentaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Mr Tom CoxTootingLabaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Keith DarvillUpminsterLabaye
John RandallUxbridgeConaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)aye
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)aye
Mr William ThompsonWest TyroneUUPaye
Michael SpicerWest WorcestershireCon (front bench)aye
Mr David FaberWestburyConaye
Mr Tim CollinsWestmorland and LonsdaleConaye
Mr Roger CasaleWimbledonLabaye
Mr Michael TrendWindsorConaye
Ben ChapmanWirral SouthLabaye
Humfrey MalinsWokingConaye
John RedwoodWokinghamCon (front bench)aye
Liam FoxWoodspringCon (front bench)aye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Sir Ray WhitneyWycombeConaye

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