Age Equality Commission — 12 Jul 2000
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the establishment of an Age Equality Commission to advise the Government on discrimination issues in relation to older people.
As this is confession time, I admit that I went away shortly after the election . . . I came back to find that I am indeed part of an excluded generation--the rising-60s. To paraphrase Wordsworth in "The Prelude": "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive--but to be old was something of a disadvantage." That is the situation in which I find myself.--[ Official Report , 16 May 1997; Vol. 294, c. 304-05.]
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business): --
The House divided: Ayes 190, Noes 7.
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 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||1||8 (+2 tell)||0||6.9%|
|Lab||156 (+1 tell)||0||0||37.7%|
|LDem||27 (+1 tell)||0||0||59.6%|
|Michael Fabricant||Lichfield||Con (front bench)||aye|