Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Second Reading — 5 Nov 2012 at 21:40

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay 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 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[1][2] 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.

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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.

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con259 (+1 tell) 0085.2%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 198 (+2 tell)179.8%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 2084.2%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:304 212182.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Yasmin QureshiBolton South EastLab (minister)both
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemno
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no

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