Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 2 — Scope of Register of Lobbyists — 9 Sep 2013 at 22:04
Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted not to require the inclusion on the register of lobbyists of those who are paid to advise on lobbying, those who arrange meetings for lobbying, MPs, foreign government officials and representatives of international organisations.
During consideration of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill MPs voted on an amendment proposed by Jon Trickett (Hemsworth, Labour) which read:
- page 2, line 4, leave out paragraph (b) and insert:
- ‘(b) in return for payment the person advises others how to make communications within subsection (3).
- (c) in return for payment the person arranges or facilitates a formal or informal meeting within subsection :(3).’.
This would have affected Clause 2 of the Bill; it would have removed the exemptions from the requirement to be on the register of lobbyists which were given in Schedule 1 Part 1 of the Bill and added two additional classes of those who have to be registered to include those paid to give advice about registrable lobbying and those who arrange of facilitate lobbying meetings.
The removal of the exemptions would have required the following to register to lobby ministers and permanent secretaries:
- Those lobbying in relation to their predominately non-lobbying business.
- Officials from other countries and international organisations.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14
-  Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
-  Clause 2 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
-  Schedule 1 Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||248 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.6%|
|Lab||0||198 (+2 tell)||0||77.5%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||0||0||73.2%|