Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — 3 Feb 2015 at 15:28
The majority of MPs voted to allow mitochondrial donation in humans with the aim of enabling an individual to be born without inheriting mitochondrial disease from their mother.
The process of mitochondrial donation takes place in conjunction with the fertilisation of an egg by sperm outside of the body. A structure containing nuclear DNA from one egg cell or zygote is transferred to another. The result is an embryo containing DNA derived from three different individuals.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 17 December 2014, be approved.
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||171 (+2 tell)||81 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|