Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Inquiry) Bill — 25 Feb 2005 at 11:21

The issue in this division was whether to approve the principle of the Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Inquiry) Bill. Those voting Aye were supporting the Bill in principle. The Bill would have set up a Commission of Inquiry into the laws on Cannabis, specifically on whether the reclassification of Cannabis as a Class C drug should be revoked, and also would have created a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years' imprisonment for anyone convicted for a third time of supplying Class A drugs.

In the event, fewer than 40 MPs participated in the vote and so the issue was not decided at this division.

As this division was on a Private Members' Bill, no whips were applied.

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Derek ConwayOld Bexley and SidcupCon (front bench)aye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)aye
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)tellaye
Dame Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)aye
Mr Nick HawkinsSurrey HeathCon (front bench)aye
David MacleanPenrith and The BorderCon (front bench)aye
Richard OttawayCroydon SouthCon (front bench)aye
John RandallUxbridgeCon (front bench)tellaye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdCon (front bench)aye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConboth
Mrs Irene AdamsPaisley NorthLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)no
Paul ClarkGillinghamLab (minister)tellno
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLab (minister)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Canning TownLab (minister)no
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)no
David LammyTottenhamLab (minister)no
Fiona MactaggartSloughLab (minister)no
Laura MoffattCrawleyLab (minister)tellno
Steve PoundEaling NorthLab (minister)no
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)no
Mr Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLab (minister)no
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and Atchamwhilst LDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye

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