Orders of the Day — Pensions Bill — After Clause 18 — 17 Jul 2007 at 19:30
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (Aye).
The effect of the Lords' amendment was to remove the requirement that an employer had gone insolvent before their pension scheme qualified for government bail-out. The Commons rejected this amendment without a vote, but then voted on a possible replacement amendment:
Insert the following new Clause [after Clause 18]—
“Financial assistance scheme: qualifying pension schemes
(1) The Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1986) are amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 9, sub-paragraph (1)(c) is omitted.
Financial Assistance Scheme: eligibility where employers remain solventThey rejected this amendment as well.
To move the following Clause:—
The Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35) is amended as follows.
In section 286 (financial assistance for members etc.) insert after subsection (2)—
"(2A) Conditions prescribed under paragraph (c) in the definition of "qualifying pension scheme" in subsection (2) shall not exclude schemes which have been wound up in the absence of an insolvency event as referred to in Part 2, provided that such wind-up began before 11th June 2003."
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||165 (+2 tell)||0||85.6%|
|Lab||304 (+2 tell)||16||1||92.0%|
|Richard Burden||Birmingham, Northfield||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Michael Clapham||Barnsley West and Penistone||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|John Cummings||Easington||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Ian Gibson||Norwich North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Heyes||Ashton-under-Lyne||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Michael Meacher||Oldham West and Royton||Lab||aye|
|Julie Morgan||Cardiff North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Tony Wright||Cannock Chase||Lab (minister)||aye|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab (minister)||both|