Superannuation Bill — Decline Second Reading — 7 Sep 2010 at 21:44
The majority of MPs voted to cap civil service redundancy payments at a maximum of 12 months’ pay for compulsory redundancy and 15 months’ for voluntary exits.
The majority of MPs voted against a proposal to deny the Superannuation Bill a second reading on the grounds that it is unfair on certain classes of public sector workers and that there was a lack of scrutiny and consultation during its development.
The vote was on a proposal to replace the original motion text:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time
support of which would have indicated approval of the main principle of the Bill, with an alternative text:
- This House,
- whilst affirming its belief that civil service compensation should be reformed,
- declines to give a Second Reading to the Superannuation Bill because it provides inadequate protection for some of the lowest paid and longest serving public sector workers;
- believes that the reform proposals of February 2010 were fair, reasonable and non-age discriminatory, offering protection for the lowest paid workers whilst making substantial savings; and
- is strongly of the opinion that the publication of such a Bill should have been preceded by a full process of pre-legislative scrutiny of a draft Bill and in full consultation with Civil Service employees.
-  Superannuation Bill UK Parliament page showing progress of the bill
-  House of Commons Order paper for the 7th of September 2010 which contains the text of the amendment.
-  Division 55, House of Commons, 7 September 2010
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||282 (+1 tell)||0||0||92.5%|
|Lab||0||225 (+2 tell)||0||88.0%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|