London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises — 25 Jan 2012 at 16:45
The majority of MPs voted against enabling street litter control notices to be issued in relation to all premises other than dwellings rather than just commercial or retail premises.
A street litter control notice imposes requirements on occupiers of premises in relation to such litter or refuse. Requirements must relate to the clearing of litter or refuse from the specified area and can, for example, require the provision of, and emptying of, receptacles for litter or refuse.
MPs were considering the London Local Authorities Bill. In this vote an amendment to remove clause 5 of the Bill was rejected. The clause in question stated:
- “Section 94(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (street litter: supplementary provisions) shall apply in Greater London as though for ‘commercial or retail premises’ there were substituted ‘premises other than dwellings’”.
During debate hospitals and educational establishments were cited as examples of premises which would be brought into the scope of the provision if the rejected amendment had been accepted.
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||63 (+1 tell)||11 (+2 tell)||1||25.5%|
|Lab||69 (+1 tell)||1||0||27.5%|
|Andrew Bridgen||North West Leicestershire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Bill Cash||Stone||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Geoffrey Clifton-Brown||The Cotswolds||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Greg Knight||East Yorkshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Nigel Mills||Amber Valley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Laurence Robertson||Tewkesbury||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Stuart Andrew||Pudsey||Con (front bench)||both|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||no|
|Dave Watts||St Helens North||Lab (minister)||aye|