Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption — 16 May 2002 at 17:45
This amendment to the Adoption and Children Bill allowed unmarried couples (both heterosexual and homosexual) to adopt children. Those voting aye were for the amendment.
Amendment proposed: No. 148, in page 28, line 41, leave out "married".-[Mr. Hinchliffe.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:-
The House divided: Ayes 288, Noes 133.
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||4||110 (+2 tell)||0||70.7%|
|Lab||251 (+1 tell)||19||0||66.1%|
|LDem||28 (+1 tell)||2||0||58.5%|
|Mr John McWilliam||Blaydon||Lab||no|
|Joe Benton||Bootle||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Alan Hurst||Braintree||Lab||no|
|Mr Jon Owen Jones||Cardiff Central||Lab||no|
|Michael Connarty||Falkirk East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Thomas McAvoy||Glasgow Rutherglen||Lab (minister)||no|
|David Marshall||Glasgow Shettleston||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill Tynan||Hamilton South||Lab||no|
|Jim Dobbin||Heywood and Middleton||Lab||no|
|Mr Denzil Davies||Llanelli||Lab||no|
|Stuart Bell||Middlesbrough||Lab (minister)||no|
|David Hamilton||Midlothian||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Calum MacDonald||Na h-Eileanan an Iar||Lab||no|
|Mr Bill O'Brien||Normanton||Lab||no|
|Robert Walter||North Dorset||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|
|Andrew Lansley||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Colin Breed||South East Cornwall||LDem||no|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||no|
|David Drew||Stroud||Lab (minister)||no|
|Mr Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Tony Cunningham||Workington||Lab (minister)||no|