Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Key Transport Workers — 8 Feb 2017 at 20:51
Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to require the support of 40% of those eligible to vote in ballots for strike action by key transport workers, including staff working on railways, airport security, air traffic control and London buses, for such action to be lawful.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2016, be approved.
The regulations define those working in:
- London local bus services
- airport security services
- port security services
- passenger railway services (other than heritage/museum/tourist services) or
- civil air traffic control services
as providers of "important public services" in relation to which there is a requirement for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action for such action to be lawful.
The provision allowing regulations defining "important public services" which are subject to the 40% threshold was introduced by section 3 of the Trade Union Act 2016 which amends section 226 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Meg Hillier||Hackney South and Shoreditch||Lab (minister)||aye|