Stem Cell Research — 31 Oct 2000

I beg to move,

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 to allow the use of early embryonic tissue for the purposes of research into the development of regenerative therapies.

The softest road to hell is the gradual one, the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without sign posts.

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 83, Noes 175.

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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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con81 (+1 tell) 13 (+1 tell)060.0%
Independent1 0033.3%
Lab73 (+1 tell) 54 (+1 tell)031.2%
LDem17 15068.1%
PC0 1025.0%
UUP3 0033.3%
Total:175 83041.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabaye
Anne BeggAberdeen SouthLab (minister)aye
Judy MallaberAmber ValleyLabaye
Mr Robert SheldonAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)aye
Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLabaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Mr Joe AshtonBassetlawLabaye
Don FosterBathLDem (front bench)aye
Patrick HallBedfordLabaye
Mr Nigel BeardBexleyheath and CrayfordLabaye
Mrs Teresa GormanBillericayConaye
Mr Terry DavisBirmingham, Hodge HillLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
David TredinnickBosworthCon (front bench)aye
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLabaye
Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLabaye
Mrs Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabaye
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstConaye
John BercowBuckinghamCon (front bench)aye
Mrs Anne CampbellCambridgeLabaye
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabaye
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLabaye
Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Martyn JonesClwyd SouthLabaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Kali MountfordColne ValleyLabaye
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Brian H DonohoeCunninghame SouthLab (minister)aye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Tim BoswellDaventryCon (front bench)aye
Mr David ChidgeyEastleighLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabaye
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)aye
Liz BlackmanErewashLabaye
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Mr John MaxtonGlasgow CathcartLab (minister)aye
Mohammad SarwarGlasgow GovanLabaye
Malcolm BruceGordonLDem (front bench)aye
Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Dr Norman GodmanGreenock and InverclydeLabaye
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)aye
Paul KeetchHerefordLDemaye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)aye
Mike GapesIlford SouthLab (minister)aye
Dr Peter BrandIsle of WightLDemaye
Hilary BennLeeds CentralLab (minister)aye
Mr Peter Temple-MorrisLeominsterwhilst Labaye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLab (minister)aye
Phyllis StarkeyMilton Keynes South WestLabaye
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemaye
Mr David RendelNewburyLDemaye
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabtellaye
Mr Martin O'NeillOchilLab (minister)aye
Evan HarrisOxford West and AbingdonLDemaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLabaye
Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)tellaye
Mr Allan RogersRhonddaLabaye
Sandra GidleyRomseyLDemaye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)aye
Mr Bill MichieSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)aye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
Ms Julia DrownSouth SwindonLabaye
Barbara FollettStevenageLabaye
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabaye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDemaye
Robert JacksonWantageConaye
James PlaskittWarwick and LeamingtonLabaye
Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Tony BanksWest HamLab (minister)aye
Mark OatenWinchesterLDemaye
Mr Paddy AshdownYeovilLDem (front bench)aye

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