Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Second Reading — 29 Apr 2002 at 21:43

The majority of MPs voted in favour of giving the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill its Second Reading, which meant it could proceed to the next stage in the legislative process and eventually become the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002.

They did this by voting against changing the motion before the House from:

  • That the Bill be read a Second Time


  • This house, whilst supporting the aim of reducing the number of deaths from smoking,
  • declines to give a Second Reading to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill
  • because there is insufficient evidence that its provisions will lead to a quantifiable reduction in tobacco consumption;
  • because it does not allow for a mechanism for testing and reflection upon the assumptions upon which the Bill is based; and
  • because it does nothing to combat the increase in the prevalence of smoking amongst teenagers and other vulnerable groups due to the growth in the importation and sale of illegal tobacco products.[1]

An earlier Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill was considered by Parliament in 2001-2002 but didn't become law.[2]

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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
Con1 129 (+2 tell)080.5%
DUP2 0040.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab305 (+2 tell) 0074.9%
LDem29 0054.7%
PC4 00100.0%
SNP5 00100.0%
UUP2 1050.0%
Total:349 130074.5%

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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Bob SpinkCastle PointConno
David BurnsideSouth Antrimwhilst UUPaye

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