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.

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
Con0 104 (+2 tell)065.4%
DUP0 1014.3%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab211 (+2 tell) 6053.7%
LDem0 24043.6%
PC0 1025.0%
SNP0 1020.0%
UUP0 1020.0%
Total:211 139054.6%

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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Mr Win GriffithsBridgendLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)aye
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLab (minister)aye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)aye
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLab (minister)aye
Betty WilliamsConwyLab (minister)aye

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