Canterbury City Council Bill — Clause 2 — Training for Street Trading Enforcement Officers — 31 Jan 2013 at 13:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to require officers enforcing street trading laws covering offering services be required be adequately trained in the use of their powers.
MPs were considering the Canterbury City Council Bill. The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House agrees with Lords amendment C3
- Page 2, line 9, after “writing” insert “in compliance with section (Training)(1)
This amendment sought to alter clause 2 of the Bill, and in particular the definition which stated:
- ""authorised officer" means an officer of the council authorised by the council in writing to act for the purposes of this Act;
The section on training which was to be added to the Bill later (making amendment C3 a so called "paving amendment") provided that the Council will not authorise an officer to act for the purposes of the Bill unless satisfied that the officer has received adequate training in acting for those purposes. The provision in the training clause also stated the Council is required to make training available to constables and community support officers empowered by Clause 5 to give a fixed penalty notice.
The purposes in question were the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices (fines) for in relation to the street trading provisions of Paragraph 10 of Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
The Canterbury City Council Bill contained provisions to extend the definition of street trading used to include the supplying of or offering to supply any service in a street for gain or reward.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Canterbury City Council Bill (now an Act)
-  Lords amendments to the Canterbury City Council Bill (PDF)
-  Explanation of C prefixes in amendments
-  Clause 2 of the Canterbury City Council Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||74 (+2 tell)||2 (+2 tell)||0||26.2%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellno|