Offensive Weapons Bill — Regulation of High Velocity Rifles — 28 Nov 2018 at 15:30
The majority of MPs voted against stronger regulation of possessing, making or trading, certain types of high velocity rifles.
MPs were considering the Offensive Weapons Bill
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That amendments 26 to 55 be made
This was a single motion on amendments which had been moved by a minister.
An explanatory statement accompanying amendment 26 covered all the amendments, it stated:
- Clause 30 currently applies the prohibitions in section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 to certain kinds of high velocity rifle. Clause 31 makes equivalent provision in relation to Article 45 of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004. This amendment and Amendments 27 to 55 remove rifles of that kind from the application of section 5 and Article 45 and make consequential changes to the Bill.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Offensive Weapons Bill
-  House of Commons, Official Record, 28 November 2018
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.3%|
|Lab||0||228 (+2 tell)||0||89.5%|