Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Decline Second Reading — 22 Jan 2001

The majority of MPs voted to control the advertising and promotion of tobacco products.

MPs were considering the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill and specifically the motion

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The amendment rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • to leave out from "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
  • "That this House
  • declines to give a Second Reading to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill because there is insufficient evidence that its provisions would lead to a quantifiable reduction in tobacco consumption and yet they entail a serious restriction of freedom of expression; it contains no provisions to combat the increase in the prevalence of smoking amongst vulnerable population groups which is due to the growth in importation and sale of illegal tobacco products; nor does it address the difficulties of those sports which stand to lose financial support as a result of its provisions."

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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
Con0 126 (+2 tell)080.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab287 (+2 tell) 0069.3%
LDem25 0053.2%
PC2 0050.0%
SNP1 0016.7%
UUP1 0011.1%
Total:316 127069.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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