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 name

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

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