Local Government Bill, repeal of section 28 — 7 Feb 2000 at 20:50

Wikipedia has plenty of information and history on Section 28 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28

Clause 68 of the Bill being debated stated "Section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material) ceases to have effect."

Baroness Young proposed an amendment that would delete this clause and replace it with one that added to section 2A some text that the clause did not "prevent the headteacher or governing body of a maintained school, or a teacher employed by a maintained school, from taking steps to prevent any form of bullying".

This amendment was voted on and carried, and so section 28 was not repealed at this time.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop3 115.4%
Con143 (+2 tell) 364.3%
Crossbench43 1535.2%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Independent Socialist1 0100.0%
Judge1 020.0%
Lab14 104 (+2 tell)66.7%
LDem0 3973.6%
Total:206 16356.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Earl Baldwin of BewdleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Biffen Conno
Lord Blease Labaye
Viscount Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLabaye
Lord Burns Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLab (minister)aye
Lord Cledwyn of PenrhosLabaye
Lord Cocks of HartcliffeLabaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Currie of MaryleboneCrossbenchno
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Lab (minister)aye
Lord Freyberg Crossbench (front bench)no
The Bishop of GuildfordBishopno
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)aye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
The Earl of LongfordLabaye
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Norton of LouthConno
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
Lord Orme Labaye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Prashar Crossbenchno
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Shore of StepneyLabaye
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Lord Stallard Labaye
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Walpole Crossbenchno

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