National Minimum Wage Bill — New clause — 28 Jul 1998
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (Aye).
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1, after clause 1, to insert the following new clause--
(" .--(1) If it appears expedient to the Secretary of State, he may, by order made by statutory instrument, provide for the total or partial exemption from the provisions of this Act of--
(a) any area, sector of employment, trade or industry;
(b) undertakings of different sizes;
(c) persons of different ages; or
(d) occupations or categories of persons.
(2) The power conferred by subsection (1) includes power to make such incidental, supplemental or transitional provision as appears to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.
(3) The power of the Secretary of State to make an order under this section includes the power to vary or revoke its provisions or to limit its operation for a specified period of time by means of a further such order.")
I beg to move, That this House does disagree with the Lords in the said amendment.
Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst):
With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 5 to 7.
Question put, That this House does disagree with the Lords in the said amendment:--
The House divided: Ayes 308, Noes 121.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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|
|Con||0||121 (+2 tell)||0||75.9%|
|Lab||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.7%|