Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — New Clause 4 — Additional Constraints on Firearms Licensing — 14 Oct 2013 at 21:45
The majority of MPs voted against a presumption a firearms license ought be refused where there is substantiated evidence of violent conduct, domestic violence, mental illness or drug or alcohol abuse found in a background check on an applicant.
MPs were considering the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
The clause in question was New Clause 42 titled Firearms’ licensing which introduced a presumption that a firearms license ought be refused where substantiated evidence of violent conduct, domestic violence, mental illness or drug or alcohol abuse is found in background checks following a licence application. The clause also sought to ensure the costs of the licencing scheme were covered by application fees.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (now an Act)
-  Proposed New Clause 4 for the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
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||246 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.0%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||81.4%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.1%|