Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 13 — Power to Set Limit on Unfair Dismissal Compensation — 17 Oct 2012 at 14:53
The majority of MPs voted to empower the Secretary of State to set the limit on a compensatory award for unfair dismissal at a point between median annual earnings and three times median annual earnings.
MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 82, page 9, line 1, leave out clause 13.
Clause 13 was titled Power by order to increase or decrease limit of compensatory award which gave the Secretary of State powers increase or decrease the limit on a compensatory award for unfair dismissal. A constraint on the power that the amount set must be between median annual earnings and three times median annual earnings.
The limit at the time the Bill was being considered was £72,300, derived from a formula which had resulted in it rising faster than Retail Price Index inflation. For the year ending in April 2012 median gross annual earnings for full-time employees was £26,500
-  Parliament's webpage on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (now an Act)
-  Clause 13 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Explanatory notes to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
-  Office of National Statistics, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2012 Provisional Results
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||242 (+1 tell)||0||0||79.7%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||82.4%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||aye|