Orders of the Day — Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill — 14 Mar 2008 at 14:13
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The purpose of this Bill is to bring clarity to an area of law that has been beset with controversy and confusion in recent years, leading to enormous negative practical consequences for interested parties. I am talking about the legal framework for the application of civil liability in respect of damage done by animals, and in particular the application of strict liability in cases where non-dangerous animals have caused injury or damage. I am talking about animals such as horses, ponies and cows, rather than tigers or snakes.
Question put accordingly, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The House divided: Ayes 26, Noes 1.
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||10 (+1 tell)||0||0||5.7%|
|Lab||14||1 (+2 tell)||0||4.8%|
|LDem||2 (+1 tell)||0||0||4.8%|
|Steve Pound||Ealing North||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Robertson||Glasgow North West||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|Desmond Turner||Brighton, Kemptown||Lab (minister)||no|