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[1]. 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.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con269 (+1 tell) 1088.9%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 220 (+2 tell)086.4%
LDem41 (+1 tell) 4080.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:310 244086.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

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
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)no
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no
Sarah TeatherBrent CentralLDemno
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no

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