Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 26 — Aggravated Offence of Possessing a Corrosive Substance or Dangerous Knifes on Mopeds or Motorbikes — 28 Nov 2018 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted against making possessing a corrosive substance or dangerous knife while on a moped or motorbike an aggravated offence. The presence of an aggravating factor in an offence would be expected to lead to a greater sentence.

MPs were considering the Offensive Weapons Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Aggravated offence of possessing a corrosive substance or dangerous knife and stated:

  • “(1) A person is guilty of an aggravated offence of possessing a corrosive substance in a public place if—
  • (a) they commit an offence under section 6 of this Act, and
  • (b) at the time of committing the offence, the offender was—
  • (i) the driver of a moped or motor bicycle, or
  • (ii) a passenger of a moped or motor bicycle.
  • (2) A person is guilty of an aggravated offence of possessing certain dangerous knives if—
  • (a) they commit an offence under section 1A of the Restrictions of Offensive Weapons Act 1959, as amended, and
  • (b) at the time of committing the offence, the offender was—
  • (i) the driver of a moped or motor bicycle, or
  • (ii) a passenger of a moped or motor bicycle.
  • (3) A person guilty of an aggravated offence under this section is liable—
  • (a) on summary conviction in England and Wales, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or both;
  • (b) on summary conviction in Scotland, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or both.
  • (4) For the purposes of this section, ‘moped’ and ‘motor bicycle’ have the same meanings as in section 108 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.”
  • [1] Parliament's webpage on the Offensive Weapons Bill

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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
Con292 (+2 tell) 0092.7%
DUP8 0080.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 229 (+2 tell)088.8%
LDem0 000.0%
PC0 2050.0%
Total:300 235088.8%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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