Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 6 — Report on the Causes Behind Youth Violence With Offensive Weapons — 28 Nov 2018 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the causes behind youth violence with offensive weapons and against requiring the Government to release certain evidence on the subject.
MPs were considering the Offensive Weapons Bill
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Report on the causes behind youth violence with offensive weapons and stated:
- “(1) The Secretary of State must, within 6 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, lay a report before Parliament on the causes behind youth violence with offensive weapons.
- (2) The report under subsection 1 must consider, but is not limited to,
- (a) The effect of the reduction in police numbers on the levels of youth violence with offensive weapons;
- (b) The effect of the reduction in public spending on—
- (i) children’s services,
- (ii) Sure Start,
- (iii) state-maintained schools,
- (iv) local authorities,
- (v) youth offending teams,
- (vi) Border Force, and
- (vii) drug treatment programmes.
- (3) The report under subsection 1 and the considerations under subsection 2 must consider the benefits of the public health approach to violence reduction.
- (4) The report must contain all departmental evidence held relating to subsection 2 and 3.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Offensive Weapons Bill
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||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.7%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.7%|