Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Continuation of Debate — 14 Apr 2000

The majority of MPs voted to curtail debate on requiring the Consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a prosecution under the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill. The threshold of 100 MPs required to curtail the debate was not met though.

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

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.

MPs were specifically considering a proposed new clause titled Consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions stating:

  • No prosecution under this Act shall be brought without the prior consent of the Director of Public Prosecution.

This division was on if to curtail the debate. The question supported by the majority of MPs was:

  • That the Question be now put

The result of the vote was: Ayes 96, Noes 10. House of Commons Standing Order 37[2] states, in relation to such questions:

  • that question shall not be decided in the affirmative unless it appears by the numbers declared from the chair that not fewer than one hundred Members voted in the majority in support of the motion.

As a result the debate continued.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
David AmessSouthend WestConaye
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConaye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestConaye
Julian BrazierCanterburyConaye
Mr Peter BrookeCities of London and WestminsterConaye
Bill CashStoneConaye
Sir Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConaye
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownCotswoldConaye
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConaye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConaye
Mr David FaberWestburyConaye
Michael FallonSevenoaksConaye
Mr Howard FlightArundel and South DownsConaye
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConaye
Liam FoxWoodspringConaye
Mr Christopher GillLudlowConaye
Damian GreenAshfordConaye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldConaye
Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeConaye
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConaye
John HoramOrpingtonConaye
Gerald HowarthAldershotConaye
Sir Geoffrey Johnson SmithWealdenConaye
Jacqui LaitBeckenhamConaye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireConaye
Edward LeighGainsboroughContellaye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastConaye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConaye
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireConaye
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderConaye
Dr Brian MawhinneyNorth West CambridgeshireConaye
Mr Patrick NichollsTeignbridgeConaye
James PaiceSouth East CambridgeshireConaye
Mr David PriorNorth NorfolkConaye
John RandallUxbridgeConaye
Andrew RobathanBlabyConaye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyConaye
Mrs Marion RoeBroxbourneConaye
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestConaye
Mr Michael TrendWindsorConaye
Charles WardleBexhill and Battlewhilst Conaye
Nigel WatersonEastbourneConaye
Sir Ray WhitneyWycombeConaye
Mr John WilkinsonRuislip - NorthwoodConaye
Ann WintertonCongletonConaye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLabaye
Joe BentonBootleLabaye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabaye
Mr Roger CasaleWimbledonLabaye
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabaye
Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
Mr Tom CoxTootingLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabaye
Claire Curtis-ThomasCrosbyLabaye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Michael Jabez FosterHastings and RyeLabaye
George GallowayGlasgow KelvinLabaye
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLabaye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Fiona JonesNewarkLabaye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLabaye
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Mr Andy KingRugby and KenilworthLabaye
Mrs Jackie LawrencePreseli PembrokeshireLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLabaye
John McFallDumbartonLabaye
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLabaye
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLabaye
Bill OlnerNuneatonLabaye
Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabaye
Mr Kerry PollardSt AlbansLabaye
Steve PoundEaling NorthLabaye
Mr Ted RowlandsMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabaye
Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabaye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabaye
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabaye
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLabaye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Mr Joe AshtonBassetlawLabtellno
Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLabno
Andrew DismoreHendonLabno
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLabno
Mrs Maria FyfeGlasgow MaryhillLabno
John HealeyWentworthLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabno
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Colin BreedSouth East CornwallLDemaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDemaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDemaye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemaye
Steve WebbNorthavonLDemaye
Dr Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemno
Mr David RendelNewburyLDemno
Dr Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemtellno
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemboth
Mr Roy BeggsEast AntrimUUPaye
Martin SmythBelfast SouthUUPtellaye
Mr William ThompsonWest TyroneUUPaye

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