Employment Relations Bill — Assessment of working days lost as a result of Act — 30 Mar 1999

Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (Aye).

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss new clause 10-- Assessment of working days lost as a result of Act --

In other words, the CAC can do whatever it likes without reference to Parliament. The House is being asked to approve legislation so loose, general and vague that it provides enormous scope for disputes, rows and strikes over its interpretation.

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn .

(2) If at any time it appears to him that the number of days lost in industrial disputes has exceeded five million in any one year, or is likely to do so in the current year, he may make an Order suspending all or part of the provisions of this Act.

(3) No Order under subsection (2) shall be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.'.-- [Mr. Boswell.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided: Ayes 123, Noes 320.

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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 122 (+2 tell)076.5%
Ind2 00100.0%
Lab305 (+2 tell) 0074.0%
LDem10 0021.7%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:320 123069.3%

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