Psychoactive Substances Bill — Schedule 1 — Exempted Substances — Alkyl Nitrites (Poppers) — 20 Jan 2016 at 16:49
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to ban the production and supply of alkyl nitrites (poppers) when not used as a medicinal product.
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.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 5, page 41, line 12, at end insert—
- 8 Alkyl nitrites”
This would have added Alkyl nitrites to the list of exempted substances in Schedule 1 of the Bill.
An explanatory note accompanying the rejected amendment explained its intent:
- This would exempt “poppers” from the Bill, as recommended by the Home Affairs Select Committee.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Psychoactive Substances Bill (now an Act)
-  Schedule 1 of the Psychoactive Substances Bill as at the time of the vote
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 20 January 2016
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||301 (+2 tell)||2||0||92.4%|
|Lab||0||172 (+2 tell)||0||75.0%|
|Crispin Blunt||Reigate||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|