Orders of the Day — Pensions Bill — After Clause 18 — 17 Jul 2007 at 19:30

Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted in the minority (Aye).

The relevant Hansard debate is here (not the same URL as the vote). This is a vote on an amendment which has already been passed by the House of Lords. The Lords amendment is paragraph 16 here; it says:

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.

(3) Regulations 11 to 13 are omitted.”

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:
Financial Assistance Scheme: eligibility where employers remain solvent

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."

They rejected this amendment as well.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 165 (+2 tell)085.6%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind0 20100.0%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab304 (+2 tell) 16192.0%
LDem0 53084.1%
PC0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:304 249188.6%

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
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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