Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste — 16 Apr 2013 at 17:15

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste

The majority of MPs voted against adding caste to the list of protected characteristics listed in the Equalities Act.

MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill[1]. The motion passed in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 37

Amendment 37[2] was to insert a new clause as follows:

  • ''“Equality Act 2010: caste discrimination
  • (1) The Equality Act 2010 is amended as follows.
  • (2) After section 9(1)(c) (race) insert— “(d) caste;”.”

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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%
Con263 (+2 tell) 5088.5%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 215 (+2 tell)084.4%
LDem44 3082.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:307 243086.3%

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
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Richard FullerBedfordCon (front bench)no
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)no
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)no
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)no
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)no
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)no
David WardBradford EastLDem (front bench)no

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