Enterprise Bill — Small Business Commissioner — Apprenticeships — Insurance Payment — Green Investment Bank Status — Pubs — 2 Feb 2016 at 18:47

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted for a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; to protect the term apprenticeship in law; to require insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time and for other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK.

The majority of MPs voted for a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; to protect the term apprenticeship in law; to require insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time and for other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK.

MPs were considering the Enterprise Bill[1].

The Bill[1][2]:

  • establishes a Small Business Commissioner, to enable small businesses to resolve disputes with larger businesses and avoid future issues;
  • protects the term apprenticeship in law, with a view to ensuring that apprentices have access to high quality training;
  • requires insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time;
  • allows the Green Investment Bank to be classified as private sector;
  • establishes a "Pubs Code Adjudicator" and sets out how tied tenants must, in specified circumstances, be entitled to occupy their pub on a Market Rent Only basis.

The question agreed to in this vote was:

  • That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The support of the majority of MPs allowed the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.

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
Con294 (+2 tell) 0089.7%
DUP0 5062.5%
Independent0 2066.7%
Lab0 100.4%
LDem4 0050.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 48 (+2 tell)092.6%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP1 0050.0%
Total:300 62056.8%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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