Crime and Courts Bill — New Clause 7 — Allow Complaints About Baliffs to Be Taken to Ombudsman — 13 Mar 2013 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted against allowing complaints about baliffs to be taken to the Office for Legal Complaints' Legal Ombudsman.
The rejected clause sought to add a new clause to the Legal Services Act 2007 relating to the Jurisdiction and operation of the ombudsman scheme and allows a complainant against a bailiff redress through an ombudsman.
During the debate Jenny Chapman MP (Darlington, Labour) explained:
- The new clause amends the Legal Services Act 2007 to provide for enforcement services to be treated as a reserved legal activity, which means that the Office for Legal Complaints would have jurisdiction to deal with complaints about bailiffs.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Crime and Courts Bill (now an Act)
-  Proposed New Clause 7 to the Crime and Courts Bill, Official Record, House of Commons, 13 March 2013
-  Jenny Chapman MP (Darlington, Labour), House of Commons, 13 March 2013
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||242 (+1 tell)||0||0||79.7%|
|Lab||0||206 (+2 tell)||0||80.6%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||0||0||71.9%|