Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill — Duty as an employer to offer payroll deduction facility — 20 May 1999
Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (Aye).
It being four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings, Mr. Deputy Speaker proceeded to put forthwith the Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that hour.
Amendment made: No. 31, in page 53, line 48, leave out from 'annuities)' to end of line 2 on page 54.-- [Mr. Kevin Hughes.]
(2) No charge shall be made to any employee or to any approved pensions scheme in connection with the provision of this facility.
(3) An approved pensions scheme, for the purposes of this section, means any pensions scheme which shall have been--
(i) approved by the Inland Revenue under Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988; and
(ii) registered for this purpose by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority or by the Financial Services Authority.'.-- [Mr. Quentin Davies.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
Mr. Deputy Speaker:
With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 83, in clause 1, page 2, line 20, at end add--
It being six hours after the commencement of proceedings, Mr. Deputy Speaker proceeded to put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that hour.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 128, Noes 420.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||123 (+2 tell)||0||77.2%|
|Lab||382 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.5%|