Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Strong evidence required to use admix embryos — 4 Feb 2008 at 17:30

The majority of the House of Lords voted against putting in a precise statement what it would mean for a proposed use of embryos or human admixed embryos "to be necessary for the purposes of the research".[1]

The statement would have read:[2]

  • No licence under this paragraph is to be granted unless... there is cogent evidence, which must include published, peer-reviewed scientific data, that the research proposed on human or human admixed embryos is likely to achieve its specified purposes, and it is not reasonably practicable to achieve the specified purposes of the research without using human embryos or human admixed embryos.

When this debate was concluded, the Bill was sent to the House of Commons.[3]

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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
Bishop0 28.0%
Con15 19 (+1 tell)17.2%
Crossbench28 7 (+1 tell)19.3%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab120 (+2 tell) 558.5%
LDem28 440.5%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:192 3832.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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 Ahmed Labaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Earl Attlee Conno
Lord Blackwell Con (front bench)no
Lord Bowness Con (front bench)no
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbenchaye
Baroness Carnegy of LourConno
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)no
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Cox Crossbenchaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Baroness Emerton Crossbenchaye
Lord Fearn LDemaye
Baroness Flather Conno
Lord Garel-Jones Conno
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabaye
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Jenkin of RodingConno
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)no
Lord Lawson of BlabyCon (front bench)no
Lord Maginnis of DrumglassUUPaye
Lord Neill of BladenCrossbenchtellaye
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Pendry Labaye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)aye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbenchaye
Lord Taylor of HolbeachCon (front bench)no
Viscount Tenby Crossbench (front bench)aye
Viscount Ullswater Conno
Lord Waldegrave of North HillConno
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye

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