Care Bill — Clause 116 — Require Secretary of State's Approval For Use of Confidential Patient Information for Medical Research — 11 Mar 2014 at 14:30

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Secretary of State's approval before any use of confidential patient information for medical research; allowing the Health Research Authority alone to give approval.

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 29, page 100, line 29, after ‘Authority’, insert ‘and the Secretary of State’

This would have affected clause 116(2)(b) of the Bill[2] which at the time of the vote stated:

  • (b) in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph, for “both the Secretary of State and a research ethics committee” substitute “the Health Research Authority”.

this referred to a provision in the Bill amending regulation 5 of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1438) which at the time of the vote stated:

  • Subject to regulation 7, confidential patient information may be processed for medical purposes in the circumstances set out in the Schedule to these Regulations provided that the processing has been approved—
  • (a)in the case of medical research, by both the Secretary of State and a research ethics committee, and
  • (b)in any other case, by the Secretary of State.


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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con248 (+2 tell) 1082.3%
DUP2 1037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 213 (+2 tell)083.3%
LDem43 0076.8%
PC0 2066.7%
Total:293 219081.6%

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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Hugh RobertsonFaversham and Mid KentCon (front bench)aye
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)aye

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