Ivory Bill — New Clause 1 — Restrictions on Dealing Ivory from Hippopotamus, Killer Whale, Narwal, Sperm Whale or Walrus — 4 Jul 2018 at 16:53
The majority of MPs voted not to increase restrictions on dealing in ivory from a hippopotamus, killer whale, narwhal, sperm whale, or walrus.
● Items containing only a small proportion of ivory (known as a "de minimis" exemption) comprising less than 10% ivory by volume and produced before 3 March 1947;
● Musical instruments comprising less than 20% ivory by volume, and produced before 1975;
● Portrait miniatures with a surface area of no more than 320cm2 (excluding the frame) produced prior to 100 years before the coming into force of the ban under this Bill;
● Items produced 100 years or more before the coming into force of the ban under this Bill which are assessed by an independent advisory institution as being among the rarest and most important items of their type; and
● Sales to, and between, accredited museums.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Requirement to amend definition of ivory and stated:
- (1) Within 12 months of the coming into force of section 35 of this Act, the Secretary of State must lay a draft of an instrument containing regulations under section 35(2) before each House of Parliament.
- (2) As soon as practicable after laying a draft of an instrument under subsection (1), a Minister of the Crown must propose a motion to approve the draft instrument in each House of Parliament.
- (3) The instrument laid in draft under subsection (1) must amend section 35(1) so as to include ivory from a hippopotamus, killer whale, narwhal, sperm whale, or walrus in the definition of ivory in that section.
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This new clause creates a duty to, within 12 months of this section coming into force, lay an instrument in draft which would include in the definition of ivory all the ivory-bearing species listed in an Appendix to the CITES, and to propose to each House that the draft instrument be approved.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Ivory Bill
-  Exlplanatory notes to the Ivory Bill
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.6%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||82.9%|