Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill — Clause 3 — Reports on Progress — 24 Feb 2017 at 12:00

The majority of MPs voted not to require an annual report to Parliament on the UK's compliance with a European convention aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

MPs were considering the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill[1].

The amendment supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • Amendment 14, page 2, line 16, leave out paragraph (e)

The accepted amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:

  • This amendment removes the ongoing reporting obligation in clause 3(1)(e)

Clause 3(1)(e)[2] provided for an annual report to Parliament on:

  • The measures taken by Her Majesty’s Government to ensure that the United Kingdom is, and remains, compliant with the Istanbul Convention, including but not limited to measures to—
  • (i) protect women against violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence;
  • (ii) contribute to the elimination of discrimination against women, promote equality between women and men, and empower women;
  • (iii) protect and assist victims of violence against women and domestic violence;
  • (iv) promote international co-operation against these forms of violence; and
  • (v) provide support and assistance to organisations and law enforcement agencies to co-operate in order to adopt an integrated approach to eliminating violence against women and domestic violence.


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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con44 (+1 tell) 3 (+2 tell)015.2%
Independent2 0066.7%
Lab40 0017.3%
LDem2 0022.2%
SNP47 (+1 tell) 0088.9%
Total:135 3022.6%

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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Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellno
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)tellno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no

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