New Clause 4 — Blasphemy

Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — [1st Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:05 pm on 7th February 2005.

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'The offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel are abolished.'.—[Dr. Evan Harris]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 80, Noes 339.

Division number 70

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Question accordingly negatived.