Gambling Bill — Clause 58 — Age limit for Category D gaming machines — 24 Jan 2005 at 19:45
The Gambling Bill gave power to the Minister to ban children from using 'Category D' gaming machines, i.e. arcade games such as the crane and "penny push". MPs voting No defeated an amendment to remove this power. Those in favour of the amendment argued that the power, even if unused, would prevent investment in these machines by arcade owners. The government stated the power would only be used if evidence emerged that such games harmed children.
The House divided: Ayes 139, Noes 211.
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||0||104 (+2 tell)||0||65.4%|
|Lab||211 (+2 tell)||6||0||53.7%|
|Mr Win Griffiths||Bridgend||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mr Jon Owen Jones||Cardiff Central||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Geraldine Smith||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Betty Williams||Conwy||Lab (minister)||aye|