Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste — 16 Apr 2013 at 17:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste
The majority of MPs voted against adding caste to the list of protected characteristics listed in the Equalities Act.
MPs were considering the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The motion passed in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 37
Amendment 37 was to insert a new clause as follows:
- ''“Equality Act 2010: caste discrimination
- (1) The Equality Act 2010 is amended as follows.
- (2) After section 9(1)(c) (race) insert— “(d) caste;”.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill containing amendment 37
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||263 (+2 tell)||5||0||88.5%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||84.4%|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Fuller||Bedford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||no|
|Alan Beith||Berwick-upon-Tweed||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||no|