Employment Relations Bill — Discrimination in the work-place on grounds of sexual orientation — 30 Mar 1999

Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (No).

It being after Ten o'clock, further consideration of the Bill stood adjourned.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business),

That, at this day's sitting, the Employment Relations Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.-- [Mr. Mike Hall.]

Question agreed to.

As amended in the Standing Committee, again considered.

(2) In subsection (1) "employment matter" includes--

(a) the offer or refusal of employment;

(b) the termination of employment;

(c) terms and conditions of employment;

(d) the provision of training or skills development opportunities;

(e) promotion and career progression.

(3) Regulations under subsection (1) may--

(a) specify the types of action, or failure to take action, which are to be taken to constitute discrimination for the purpose of this section;

(b) confer jurisdiction (including exclusive jurisdiction) on employment tribunals and on the Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to cases brought under this section;

(c) provide for penalties to be imposed or, as the case may be, compensation to be awarded in respect of offences committed under paragraph (a) above.

(4) No regulations shall be made under this section unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.-- [Mr. Chidgey.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided: Ayes 28, Noes 313.

Historical Hansard | Online Hansard |

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
Con0 000.0%
Independent2 00100.0%
Lab311 (+2 tell) 0075.4%
LDem0 23 (+2 tell)054.3%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 2033.3%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:313 28053.5%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive