Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales — 12 Sep 2016 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted against allowing public sector bodies to operate rail services in Wales.
MPs were considering the Wales Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Rail: franchising of passenger services and stated:
- (1) Section 25 of the Railways Act 1993 (public sector operators not to be franchisees) is amended as follows.
- (2) At the end of subsection (2A) insert “or a franchise agreement in respect of services that are or include Wales-only services.”
- (3) After subsection (2A) insert—
- “(2B) For the purposes of this section a “Wales-only service” has the same meaning as in section 57 of the Railways Act 2005.”
- (4) This section does not have effect in relation to any invitation to tender under section 26(2) of the Railways Act 1993 issued before the day on which this section comes into force.”
An explanatory note accompanying this rejected amendment explained its intent, it stated:
- This new clause would remove a restriction in section 25 of the Railways Act 1993 on certain public sector bodies bidding to operate a rail franchise that is made up of or includes rail services within Wales.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||279 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.4%|
|Lab||0||157 (+2 tell)||0||68.8%|