Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Second Reading — 5 Nov 2012 at 21:40
The majority of MPs voted for a new employment status of employee shareholder, holders of which may be exempted from certain statutory employment rights; for an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly and to postpone a business rate revaluation from 2015 to 2017.
The majority of MPs voted to approve the Growth and Infrastructure Bill at its second reading; supporting the main principles of the Bill and allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law.
Key provisions of the Bill included:
- introducing a new employment status of "employee shareholder" and for those with such status to be exempted from certain statutory employment rights.
- introducing an option for planning applications to be made directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly
- postponing the next non-domestic rating revaluation from 2015 to 2017,
A wide variety of other measures relating to subjects including the planning process, town or village greens, commons, and energy infrastructure projects were included in the Bill.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill
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||259 (+1 tell)||0||0||85.2%|
|Lab||0||198 (+2 tell)||1||79.8%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||2||0||84.2%|
|Yasmin Qureshi||Bolton South East||Lab (minister)||both|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|