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Abstinence-based sex education: how MPs voted

“Sex Education (Required Content): That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require schools to provide certain additional sex education to girls aged between 13 and 16; to provide that such education must include information and advice on the benefits of abstinence from sexual activity; and for connected purposes.”


Aldous, Peter

Amess, Mr David

Bagshawe, Ms Louise

Baldwin, Harriett

Bebb, Guto

Bradley, Karen

Brazier, Mr Julian

Bruce, Fiona

Byles, Dan

Cairns, Alun

Campbell, Mr Ronnie

Cash, Mr William

Chope, Mr Christopher

Collins, Damian

Crouch, Tracey

Davies, Philip

de Bois, Nick

Dorries, Nadine

Elphicke, Charlie

Eustice, George

Evans, Jonathan

Fuller, Richard

Gale, Mr Roger

Gray, Mr James

Hancock, Matthew

Heaton-Harris, Chris

Hemming, John

Hinds, Damian

Hollobone, Mr Philip

Jenkin, Mr Bernard

Johnson, Gareth

Jones, Mr Marcus

Kwarteng, Kwasi

Leadsom, Andrea

Lefroy, Jeremy

Lilley, rh Mr Peter

Lord, Jonathan

Main, Mrs Anne

McCann, Mr Michael

McCartney, Jason

McCrea, Dr William

McIntosh, Miss Anne

McPartland, Stephen

Metcalfe, Stephen

Morris, James

Mosley, Stephen

Nuttall, Mr David

Offord, Mr Matthew

Paisley, Ian

Parish, Neil

Patel, Priti

Pawsey, Mark

Phillips, Stephen

Redwood, rh Mr John

Rees-Mogg, Jacob

Rosindell, Andrew

Scott, Mr Lee

Shannon, Jim

Smith, Henry

Stevenson, John

Stewart, Bob

Turner, Mr Andrew

Walker, Mr Robin

Walter, Mr Robert

Weatherley, Mike

Whittaker, Craig

Williamson, Gavin

Tellers for the Ayes:

Mr Brian Binley

Dr Thérèse Coffey


Abbott, Ms Diane

Abrahams, Debbie

Alexander, Heidi

Bailey, Mr Adrian

Barron, rh Mr Kevin

Bayley, Hugh

Begg, Dame Anne

Bingham, Andrew

Chapman, Mrs Jenny

Clwyd, rh Ann

Cooper, Rosie

Creasy, Stella

Cryer, John

Cunningham, Mr Jim

Donohoe, Mr Brian H.

Engel, Natascha

Farrelly, Paul

Flynn, Paul

Fovargue, Yvonne

Freer, Mike

Gapes, Mike

Gardiner, Barry

Gilbert, Stephen

Green, Kate

Hemming, John

Hilling, Julie

Horwood, Martin

Huppert, Dr Julian

James, Mrs Siân C.

Lavery, Ian

Mactaggart, Fiona

McDonnell, John

McGovern, Alison

Mearns, Ian

Miller, Andrew

Morris, Grahame M. (Easington)

Munt, Tessa

Murray, Sheryll

Newton, Sarah

Offord, Mr Matthew

Pearce, Teresa

Raynsford, rh Mr Nick

Reid, Mr Alan

Robinson, Mr Geoffrey

Rogerson, Dan

Rotheram, Steve

Ruddock, rh Joan

Russell, Bob

Sanders, Mr Adrian

Sharma, Mr Virendra

Sheerman, Mr Barry

Skinner, Mr Dennis

Smith, rh Mr Andrew

Smith, Sir Robert

Stevenson, John

Stringer, Graham

Swales, Ian

Turner, Karl

Walley, Joan

Watts, Mr Dave

Winnick, Mr David

Tellers for the Noes:

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Andrew Love

Question accordingly agreed to.


That Nadine Dorries, Thomas Docherty, Mr Julian Brazier, Dr Thérèse Coffey, Mr Edward Leigh, Fiona Bruce and Mark Pritchard present the Bill.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 20 January 2012, and to be printed (Bill 185).