Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 52 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights — 17 Oct 2012 at 18:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to remove some powers and duties from the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and to reduce the frequency with which the Commission is required to report on progress in society.
The majority of MPs voted to remove some powers and duties from the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and to reduce the frequency with which the Commission is required to report on progress in society.
Specific powers and duties removed from the commission included:
- the duty to promote good relations between members of different groups and related powers
- the power to make arrangements for the provision of conciliation in certain non-employment-related disputes
The reduction in the frequency with which the Commission is required to report on changes and developments in society relevant to its role is from every three to every five years.
MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment: 56, page 43, line 27, leave out clause 52.
Clause 52 was titled Commission for Equality and Human Rights and had the effect described above.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
-  Clause 52 of the Bill to which the amendment relates
-  Explanatory notes to the Bill, which refer to an earlier version of the Bill where the clause in question is numbered 51
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||250 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.3%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||84.7%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|