Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill — New Clause 2 — Preculde Referals to Adjudicator Relating to Suppliers With a Billion Pound or Greater Turnover — 26 Feb 2013 at 15:30
The majority of MPs voted against preventing cases of breaches of the Groceries Code involving suppliers with a turnover in excess of a billion pounds a year being referred to the Groceries Code Adjudicator.
- ‘Suppliers are not allowed to refer cases to the Adjudicator and cannot have cases referred on their behalf if their turnover exceeds £1bn per annum.
The Bill provided for the introduction of a Groceries Code Adjudicator to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (Groceries Code).
The Groceries Code applies to all retailers with a turnover of more than £1 billion in groceries in the United Kingdom. There are ten such retailers.
The Bill provides for suppliers to the retailers covered by the code to request arbitration from the Adjudicator, and the Adjudicator is able to carry out investigations into suspected breaches of the code. The possibility for the Adjudicator to be empowered to issue financial penalties is opened up by the Bill.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill (now an act)
-  Explanatory notes to the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill
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||213 (+2 tell)||5 (+2 tell)||0||72.8%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Justin Tomlinson||North Swindon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||aye|
|William McCrea||South Antrim||DUP (front bench)||aye|