Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — New Clause 91 — Review of Criminal Offences in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 — 5 Jul 2021 at 18:30

The majority of MPs voted against a review of the criminal offences in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

MPs were considering the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill[1][2]

The proposed new clause rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and stated:

  • (1) The Secretary of State must conduct a review of the criminal offences in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
  • (2) In undertaking the review, the Secretary of State must consult—
  • (a) the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs;
  • (b) the Scottish Ministers;
  • (c) the Welsh Ministers;
  • (d) the Northern Ireland Department of Health, and
  • (e) any other person the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
  • (3) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of 9 months beginning with the day on which this Act comes into force, lay before Parliament a report on the review, including any proposals for legislative change

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

  • This new clause would require the Secretary of State to undertake a review of the criminal offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.


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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
Alba0 20100.0%
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con358 (+2 tell) 0098.9%
DUP0 80100.0%
Independent0 3060.0%
Lab0 703.5%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 43 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Total:358 81069.1%

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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