Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 22 — Ban on Letting Agents Charging Tenants Fees — 13 May 2014 at 19:13
The majority of MPs voted not to ban letting agents charging tenants, or prospective tenants, fees.
MPs were considering the Consumer Rights Bill. The full text of the proposed new clause rejected in this vote, which was titled: "Prohibition of fees in contracts for services: letting of residential accommodation", can be read in the official record. The text of the clause included:
- (2) Subject to the provisions of this section, any person who demands or accepts payment of any sum of money from a person (“P”) for services in connection with a contract for the letting of residential premises shall be guilty of an offence.
The remainder of the clause related to the precise definition of the terms used and the operation of the proposed law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Consumer Rights Bill
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 13 May 2014
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||243 (+2 tell)||1||0||80.9%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Ian Swales||Redcar||LDem (front bench)||aye|