Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading — 22 Oct 2010 at 13:03
Richard Bacon MP, South Norfolk voted to allow industrial action to be declared illegal in cases where there are minor errors in procedures associated with balloting union members.
The majority of MPs voted to give a second reading to the Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill ie. to allow it to continue on its path to become law.
The Bill is intended to allow the results of union ballots on industrial action to stand despite any "small accidental failures" in relation to the way the ballot was conducted. It also seeks to prevent legal action for breach of contract being taken against those involved in industrial action in cases where the action was illegal due to such "small accidental failures". Further details of the proposals are included in the explanatory notes associated with the Bill.
John McDonnell MP introduced the proposed legislation to the Commons as a Private Members Bill.
-  Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill As introduced; published on 08.09.2010.
-  Explanatory Notes relate to the Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 30 June 2010. (PDF)
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||2||23 (+2 tell)||0||8.8%|
|Lab||82 (+2 tell)||0||0||32.6%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|