If he was not he should read Hansard to see precisely what transpired. There was no conclusive result from that debate. The Government is considering the matter now in terms of the next steps that could be taken and is reviewing its options.
I do not think that that is abdicating our responsibility. We allowed Parliament to have a free vote on this issue and no consensus was reached as a result. We, as a Government, will resolve this matter at the earliest possible date.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT POSITION