Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Abortion on grounds of disability — 28 Jan 2008 at 21:38

Amendment 163 tabled by crossbencher Baroness Masham of Ilton that would remove the grounds for lawful ground for abortion where there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities.

moved Amendment No. 163:

Before Clause 59, insert the following new Clause-
"Amendment of law relating to late abortion
(1) In subsection (1) of section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 (c. 87), paragaph (d) is repealed.
(2) In subsection (2) of section 5 of that Act, paragraph (a) is repealed."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 163) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 22; Not-Contents, 89.

Debate in Parliament | 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con2 13 (+1 tell)7.7%
Crossbench8 2 (+1 tell)5.8%
Lab64 (+1 tell) 129.9%
LDem12 (+1 tell) 320.0%
Total:86 1915.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Garel-Jones Conno
Lord Taylor of HolbeachCon (front bench)no
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchtellaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Burnett LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Fearn LDemaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye

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