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.

MPs were considering the Crime and Courts Bill[1]. The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was New Clause 7[2].

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[3]:

  • 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.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con242 (+1 tell) 0079.7%
DUP3 0037.5%
Lab0 206 (+2 tell)080.6%
LDem40 (+1 tell) 0071.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:286 210078.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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