Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 12 — Make Settlement Agreements Inadmissible in Unfair Dismissal Cases — 17 Oct 2012 at 14:45

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to make settlement agreements inadmissible in unfair dismissal cases in an effort to encourage the use of settlement agreements.

MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill[1]. The amendment[2] rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 81, page 8, line 19, leave out Clause 12

Explanatory notes[3], published after the vote, explain aim of Clause 12[4][5] is to "facilitate the use of settlement agreements as a means of ending the employment relationship", the clause makes an offer to terminate the employment relationship on agreed terms is not admissible as evidence in any subsequent unfair dismissal case.

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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.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con237 (+1 tell) 0078.0%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 205 (+2 tell)081.2%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 0075.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:279 224079.2%

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