Opposition Day — Pub Companies — 21 Jan 2014 at 15:46
The majority of MPs voted to note it is right the Government carefully considers the results of its pub companies and tenants consultation and publishes its response as soon as it can.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the following motion:
- That this House:
- welcomes the opportunity to debate the issue of fairness in the relationship between publicans and pub owning companies;
- notes the concerns, acknowledged by the Government in January 2013, about the failure of pub company self-regulation to rebalance risk and reward between the companies and their tenants and lessees;
- recognises the excellent work and the four Reports that the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee and predecessor Committees have produced over the years on this issue;
- further notes that the previous Government failed to take any position on this important issue until February 2010, just two months before the dissolution of Parliament and the end of its term in office;
- further notes that this Government held the first ever consultation to explore how best to protect tenants and lessees through a statutory code of practice backed by an independent adjudicator;
- further notes that this consultation received a very large response and that it is right that the Government carefully considers the huge volume of the evidence received as part of this consultation before publishing its response as soon as it can in 2014.”.
Given the only verbs starting the clauses are: "notes", "recognises" and "welcomes" there is little substance to the motion and it is hard to attribute any meaning to votes either way on it.
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||262 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.6%|
|Lab||0||230 (+2 tell)||0||90.3%|