Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation — 6 May 2008 at 19:15

The majority of MPs rejected a Lords amendment to insert a clause:
In this Part, for the avoidance of doubt, the discussion or criticism of sexual conduct or practices or the urging of persons to refrain from or modify such conduct or practices shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended to stir up hatred.
The main problem was that the words "of itself" did not acknowledge the importance of context. The Government undertook to produce guidelines which would have an effect similar to the Lords' intention. Lords Amendment 285 can be found in the List of Lords' Amendments. It modifies Schedule 16 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, which specifies changes to the current definitions of hate crimes in the Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64).

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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 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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con3 125 (+2 tell)067.7%
DUP0 1011.1%
Independent0 3060.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab275 (+2 tell) 3079.8%
LDem53 2087.3%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP3 1066.7%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:338 136075.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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John BercowBuckinghamwhilst Con (front bench)aye
Michael GoveSurrey HeathCon (front bench)aye
John GreenwayRyedaleConaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)no
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)no
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)no
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNP (front bench)no

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