Psychoactive Substances Bill — Schedule 1 — Exempted Substances — Alkyl Nitrites (Poppers) — 20 Jan 2016 at 16:49

The majority of MPs voted to ban the production and supply of alkyl nitrites (poppers) when not used as a medicinal product.

MPs were considering the Psychoactive Substances Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 5, page 41, line 12, at end insert—
  • “Miscellaneous
  • 8 Alkyl nitrites”

This would have added Alkyl nitrites to the list of exempted substances in Schedule 1[2] of the Bill.

An explanatory note[3] accompanying the rejected amendment explained its intent:

  • This would exempt “poppers” from the Bill, as recommended by the Home Affairs Select Committee.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con301 (+2 tell) 2092.4%
DUP5 0062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1066.7%
Lab0 172 (+2 tell)075.0%
LDem0 5062.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 42077.8%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:309 228084.0%

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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Crispin BluntReigateCon (front bench)aye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye

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