Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:00
Patrick Mercer MP, Newark voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against adding an new paragraph to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to change the time limit for the legal termination of pregnancy from 24 weeks to 22 weeks.
-  Richard Ottaway MP, House of Commons, 20 May 2008
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks - rejected, Division 201, House of Commons, 20 May 2008
-  Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 or 20 weeks, Comparison of votes, 20 May 2008
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||27||134 (+2 tell)||0||84.9%|
|Lab||237 (+2 tell)||60||0||85.2%|