Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 37 — Confidentiality and Data Protection Duties of Trade Union Assurer — 11 Sep 2013 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted against giving an assurer of a trade union a duty of confidentiality to the trade union and its members as well as a duty to abide by the trade union's obligations under the Data Protection Act.

A trade union assurer is an independent officer required to audit the union's membership list.

MPs were considering the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • amendment 107, page 39, line 7, at end add—
  • ‘, and
  • (c) to have a duty of confidentiality to the trade union and its members; and
  • (d) to abide at all times by the trade union’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 to protect the information of members.’.

The above subclauses would have been added to the provision of the Bill setting out the duties of an "assurer" to a trade union.


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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
Con247 (+1 tell) 0081.3%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 214 (+2 tell)083.7%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 0076.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:290 226081.4%

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