Canterbury City Council Bill — Clause 2 — Removal of Definitions — 6 Feb 2013 at 18:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to remove definitions for the terms: equipment; perishable item; the police; proper officer and receptacle from the Canterbury City Council Bill.
The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House agrees with Lords amendment C6.
The C designates the amendment as relating to the Canterbury City Council Bill.
Lords amendment 6 states
- Page 2, leave out lines 17 to 27
The effect of this would have been to remove the following definitions from the Bill:
- equipment means equipment used for the purposes of street trading;
- perishable item means an item which is of a perishable nature;
- the police means the Kent police force;
- proper officer has the same meaning as in section 270(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)
- receptacle includes– (a) any vehicle, trailer or barrow; and (b) any basket, bag, box, vessel, stall, stand, easel, board, tray or other thing, which is used (whether or not constructed or adapted for such use) as a container for or for the display of any article
The aim of the Canterbury City Council Bill was to give Canterbury City Council better control of street trading and touting in the city of Canterbury.
The definitions removed in this vote relate to regulatory powers which were removed from the Bill during is passage through Parliament.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Canterbury City Council Bill (now an Act)
-  Explanation of C, L, N and R prefixes to amendments
-  Lords Amendments to the Canterbury City Council Bill
-  Clause 2 of the Bill as at the time of the vote, to which the amendment relates
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||146 (+2 tell)||5 (+2 tell)||0||50.8%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Nigel Mills||Amber Valley||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||aye|