Superannuation Bill — Clause 3 — Time Limit on Renewal of Cap on Compensation for Civil Service Leavers — 14 Dec 2010 at 17:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted for ministers to be able to renew a cap on compensation for those leaving the civil service so it applies for up to three years, rather than just one year.
The majority of MPs voted for ministers to be able to renew a cap on compensation for those leaving the civil service so it applies for up to three years, rather than just one year. The Bill introduces the cap for one year only in the first instance, with reinstatement being required to keep it in force.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 6.
Lords amendment 6 was:
- Page 4, line 22, at end insert—
- “(4A) An order under subsection (4)(c) may not be made after the end of the period of 3 years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.” In the Title
Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 6 was:
- Line 3, leave out ‘3 years’ and insert ‘one year’.
The amendments relate to clause 3(4)(c)<[sup class="sup-5"> which describes the circumstances where the Minister for the Civil Service may repeal, or revive, section 2 of the Bill, which relates to capping compensation paid to individuals leaving the civil service.
The amendments are on the question of how long the provision, which the Bill initially introduced for twelve months can be reinstated for. The Bill initially stated ministers could reinstate the cap for periods of up to six months, the Lords proposed extending this to three years, those supporting amendment (a) were in favour of one year.
-  Superannuation Bill Page on Parliament's website (The Bill is now an Act)
-  Lords amendments to the Superannuation Bill - 8 December 2010
-  Amendment paper for consideration of Lords amendments as at 14 December 2010
-  Clause 3 of the version of the Superannuation Bill to which the vote relates
-  The version of the Bill to which the amendments relate - dated 15 October 2010
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||264 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.9%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||84.0%|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||aye|