Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) — 24 Jun 2020 at 12:50
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to restrict demonstrations in the vicinity of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.
“introducing national buffer zones would not be a proportionate response.”
“legislation already exists to restrict protest activities that cause harm to others.”
"The main activities that were reported to us that take place during protests include: praying; displaying banners; and handing out leaflets. There were relatively few reports of the more aggressive activities"
“In this country, it is a long-standing tradition that people are free to gather together and to demonstrate their views. This is something to be rightly proud of.”
“for the criminalisation of a very broad range of conduct”,
“to get rid of these over-broad and under-scrutinised powers.”
“I felt that I did have a choice. I can choose, yes or no.”
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|
|DUP||0||2 (+2 tell)||0||50.0%|
|Lab||147 (+2 tell)||1||0||74.3%|