Ivory Bill — New Clause 2 — Report on the International Ivory Market — 4 Jul 2018 at 16:53

The majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the international ivory market.

MPs were considering the Ivory Bill[1] which sought to largely prohibit dealing in ivory from the tusk or tooth of an elephant, with exceptions[2] for:

● 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: Report on the international ivory market and stated:

  • (1) Within 12 months of section 1 of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State must publish and lay before each House of Parliament a report on the international ivory market.
  • (2) The report must as far as practicable analyse the impact of this Act on the demand for ivory in the United Kingdom and in other countries.
  • (3) The report must consider—
  • (a) the impact on nations or communities that generate income from ivory of—
  • (i) the provisions of this Act, and
  • (ii) international agreements related to the ivory trade,
  • (b) the work of the Department for International Development in—
  • (i) reducing the global demand for ivory, and
  • (ii) mitigating any negative impact of the provisions of this Act on nations or communities that generate an income from ivory.”

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

Debate in Parliament |

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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
Con300 (+2 tell) 0095.3%
DUP6 0060.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2066.7%
Lab0 216 (+2 tell)083.8%
LDem0 7058.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 32091.4%
Total:306 262089.1%

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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