Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights — 16 Apr 2013 at 17:15
The majority of MPs voted to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights.
MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 35.
Lords amendment 35 stated:
- Page 54, line 40, leave out paragraph (a)
The paragraph (a) in question states:
The general duty states:
- The Commission shall exercise its functions under this Part with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society in which—
- (a)people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination,
- (b)there is respect for and protection of each individual's human rights,
- (c)there is respect for the dignity and worth of each individual,
- (d)each individual has an equal opportunity to participate in society, and
- (e)there is mutual respect between groups based on understanding and valuing of diversity and on shared respect for equality and human rights.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (now an Act)
-  Lords amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - 22 March 2013
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - 22 March 2013 - containing amendment 35
-  Version of the Bill on which the amendments take effect
-  Clause 56 from the version of the Bill on which the amendments take effect
-  Explanatory notes to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - 19 October 2012
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||269 (+1 tell)||1||0||88.9%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||4||0||80.7%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Sarah Teather||Brent Central||LDem||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|