Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill — Delay Second Reading — 12 May 2006 at 17:17

The majority of members of the House of Lords voted against allowing a physician to assist those with a terminal illness to die.

Members of the House of Lords were considering the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill[1]. The motion being debated was:

  • that this Bill be now read a second time

The amendment approved via this vote was:

  • to leave out "now" and at end insert "this day six months".

This division was on an amendment to give a second reading to the Bill in six months' time, rather than immediately. This is a polite way of indicating opposition to the Bill. A six months' delay would make it impossible for the Bill to progress in this session.

Some controversy emerged during the debate over whether it was accepted Lords practice to, in effect, reject a Private Members' Bill at second reading.

The operative clause 1 of the Bill began:

  • Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for—­
  • (a) a physician to assist a patient who is a qualifying patient to die—
  • (i) by prescribing such medication, and
  • (ii) in the case of a patient for whom it is impossible or inappropriate orally to ingest that medication, by prescribing and providing such means of self-administration of that medication, as will enable the patient to end his own life, ..

The Bill's provisions applied to patients with terminal illness with the capacity to take a decision to end their lives, who had taken that decision.

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The Archbishop of CanterburyBishopaye
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The Bishop of LeicesterBishopaye
The Bishop of LiverpoolBishopaye
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The Bishop of ManchesterBishopaye
The Bishop of OxfordBishopaye
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Earl Attlee Conaye
Lord Biffen Conaye
Lord Blaker Conaye
Viscount Bridgeman Con (front bench)aye
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Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)aye
Lord Cavendish of FurnessConaye
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)aye
The Earl of CourtownConaye
Baroness Cumberlege Contellaye
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Elles Conaye
Lord Elliott of MorpethConaye
Lord Elton Con (front bench)aye
Lord Freeman Conaye
Baroness Gardner of ParkesConaye
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hayhoe Conaye
Lord Henley Con (front bench)aye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Baroness Hogg Conaye
The Earl of HomeConaye
Baroness Hooper Conaye
Lord Howe of AberavonConaye
Lord Hunt of WirralConaye
Baroness James of Holland ParkConaye
Lord Jenkin of RodingConaye
Lord Kimball Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kingsland Con (front bench)aye
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
Lord Lane of HorsellConaye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Luke Con (front bench)aye
Lord Lyell Conaye
Lord Mackay of ClashfernConaye
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Lord Mayhew of TwysdenConaye
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)aye
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Lord Murton of LindisfarneConaye
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Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conaye
Lord Patten Conaye
Earl Peel Conaye
Lord Renton Conaye
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)aye
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Lord St John of FawsleyConaye
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Lord Swinfen Conaye
Lord Taylor of WarwickConaye
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)aye
Lord Wolfson Conaye
The Earl of ArranConno
Lord Bowness Con (front bench)no
The Earl of Crawford and BalcarresConno
Baroness Flather Conno
Lord Gilmour of CraigmillarConno
Viscount Goschen Conno
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)no
Lord Laing of DunphailConno
Lord Moore of Lower MarshConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Palumbo Conno
Lord Prior Conno
Lord Reay Conno
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Lord Armstrong of IlminsterCrossbenchaye
Lord Ballyedmond Crossbenchaye
Lord Bridges Crossbenchaye
Lord Carey of CliftonCrossbenchaye
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Lord Condon Crossbenchaye
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Baroness Emerton Crossbenchaye
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Lord Guthrie of CraigiebankCrossbenchaye
Lord Habgood Crossbenchaye
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchaye
Lord Hutton Crossbenchaye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Lewis of NewnhamCrossbenchaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lord Moore of WolvercoteCrossbenchaye
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Nickson Crossbenchaye
The Duke of NorfolkCrossbenchaye
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchaye
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbenchaye
Lord Rix Crossbenchaye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchaye
Viscount Slim Crossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Tenby Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Tombs Crossbenchaye
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Wilson of DintonCrossbenchaye
Lord Wilson of TillyornCrossbenchaye
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbenchno
Lord Cobbold Crossbenchno
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbenchno
Lord Joffe Crossbenchtellno
Lord Kerr of KinlochardCrossbenchno
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord May of OxfordCrossbenchno
Lord Monson Crossbenchno
Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchno
Baroness Prashar Crossbenchno
Lord Quirk Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rees of LudlowCrossbenchno
Baroness Richardson of CalowCrossbenchno
The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchno
Baroness Warnock Crossbenchno
Lord Wright of RichmondCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Beaumont of WhitleyGreenno
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Lord Ahmed Labaye
Lord Bilston Labaye
Lord Brennan Labaye
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLabaye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Carter Labtellaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
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Lord Griffiths of Burry PortLabaye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
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Lord Strabolgi Labaye
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Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabaye
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Baroness Uddin Labaye
Baroness Wilkins Labaye
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)aye
Lord Winston Lab (minister)aye
Lord Alli Labno
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Lord Ashley of StokeLabno
Lord Berkeley Labno
Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Lord Bhattacharyya Labno
Baroness Blackstone Labno
Lord Borrie Labno
Lord Carter of ColesLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Labno
Baroness David Labno
Lord Desai Labno
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Lord Eatwell Labno
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Lord McIntosh of HaringeyLabno
Lord Mitchell Lab (minister)no
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Lord Randall of St BudeauxLabno
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Lord Richard Labno
Lord Sheldon Lab (minister)no
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Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)no
Baroness Thornton Labno
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeLabno
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Lord Young of Norwood GreenLabno
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Lord Clement-Jones LDem (front bench)aye
Viscount Falkland LDemaye
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Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Methuen LDemaye
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemaye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sandberg LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Thomas of GresfordLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Tordoff LDemaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)no
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Barker LDem (front bench)no
Lord Bradshaw LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)no
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Falkner of MargravineLDem (front bench)no
Lord Garden LDem (front bench)no
The Earl of GlasgowLDem (front bench)no
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)tellno
Baroness Hamwee LDem (front bench)no
Lord Jacobs LDemno
Lord Lester of Herne HillLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Northover LDem (front bench)no
Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)no
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDemno
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)no
Lord Russell-Johnston LDemno
Lord Taverne LDem (front bench)no
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)no
Baroness Tonge LDemno
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)no
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye

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