Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill — 18 Mar 2005 at 13:45
This bill sought to ban smoking in public places in Wales. The following outline was given at the start of the debate:
The purpose of the Bill is to give the National Assembly for Wales the powers that it requires to protect employees and members of the public in Wales from the effects of second-hand smoke. The Bill has the backing of hon. Members of all parties and of many organisations and individuals across Wales and England, including the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, the Wales TUC, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Asthma UK, the British Heart Foundation, the British Lung Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Those voting Aye were voting to allow the bill to proceed to the next stage in the life of a bill - where the details are hammered out in committee.
The House divided: Ayes 14, Noes 7.
Although the Ayes had the majority, the total of 21 voters fell short of the 40 required for any motion to be agreed to or rejected. As a result, the bill was carried over into the next sitting of the House.
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||1||7 (+1 tell)||0||5.6%|
|DUP||0||0 (+1 tell)||0||14.3%|
|Lab||5 (+2 tell)||0||0||1.7%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||aye|