Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) — 10 Mar 2003 at 19:29
The majority of MPs voted to repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
A local authority shall not
- intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality;
- promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.
The amendment which was rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- Amendment: No. 8, in page 70, line 41, leave out Clause 119.
Clause 119 of the Bill became clause 122 in the Act and stated:
- Section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 (c. 10) (local authorities prohibited from promoting homosexuality) ceases to have effect.
-  Local Government Bill, Clause 119, 13 February 2003
-  Local Government Act 1986, Clause 2A, Prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material
-  Local Government Act 1988, Section 28
-  Clause 122 of the Local Government Act 2003
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||23||71 (+2 tell)||0||58.9%|
|Lab||301 (+2 tell)||3||0||74.6%|
|Joe Benton||Bootle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Crausby||Bolton North East||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||no|
|Alan Duncan||Rutland and Melton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Nigel Evans||Ribble Valley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Michael Fabricant||Lichfield||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Field||Cities of London and Westminster||Con||no|
|Nick Gibb||Bognor Regis and Littlehampton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Charles Hendry||Wealden||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robert Jackson||Wantage||whilst Con||no|
|Andrew Mitchell||Sutton Coldfield||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Murrison||Westbury||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mr Archie Norman||Tunbridge Wells||Con||no|
|George Osborne||Tatton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Ottaway||Croydon South||Con||no|
|Richard Spring||West Suffolk||Con||no|
|Robert Syms||Poole||Con (front bench)||no|
|Ian Taylor||Esher and Walton||Con||no|
|Tim Yeo||South Suffolk||Con (front bench)||no|