MPs' expenses — Staff to be employees of Parliament — 30 Apr 2009 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted for the motion, which read:
- In the opinion of this House, staff who work for an hon. Member should be employed by the House, as a personal appointment and managed by the hon. Member; and
- The House of Commons Commission shall consider this decision and make 5 recommendations for its implementation, including any transitional provisions.
This would mean that instead of the MPs receiving an allowance with which they could employ assistants and staff, the employment contracts would be between the staff and Parliament directly, who would pay their wages directly and set standard terms and conditions.
-  Chris Bryant MP, House of Commons, 30 April 2009
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||216 (+2 tell)||19 (+1 tell)||0||68.0%|
|LDem||3||47 (+1 tell)||0||81.0%|