Children and Families Bill — Prohibition on Purchasing Tobacco for a Child and Regulation of Tobacco Products — 10 Feb 2014 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted to introduce a new offence of purchasing tobacco for an individual under 18 and to allow ministers to make regulations about the sale, packaging, and characteristics of tobacco products in the interests of protecting children.
The approved motion stated:
- That this House agrees with Lords amendments 121 to 124 and 150
Amendment 121 introduced a provision stating a person aged 18 or over who buys or attempts to buy tobacco or cigarette papers on behalf of an individual aged under 18 commits an offence.
Amendment 123 introduced a provision stating the Secretary of State may by regulations make provision prohibiting the sale of nicotine products to persons aged under 18.
Amendment 124 introduced a provision stating the Secretary of State may make regulations about the retail packaging of tobacco products, and other aspects of them including their shape, flavour, size and appearance if the Secretary of State considers that the regulations may contribute at any time to reducing the risk of harm to, or promoting, the health or welfare of people under the age of 18.
Amendment 150 extended the effect of the section titled (Regulation of retail packaging etc of tobacco products) to the whole of the United Kingdom.
-  Lords Amendments to the Children and Families Bill - page containing amendments 121-4 - As considered on 10 February 2014
-  Lords Amendments to the Children and Families Bill - page containing amendment 150 - As considered on 10 February 2014
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||199 (+1 tell)||15 (+2 tell)||3||72.1%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||1||0||87.5%|