Modern Slavery Bill — New Clause 3 — Offence of child exploitation — 4 Nov 2014 at 16:00
The majority of MPs voted against creating an offence of child exploitation.
MPs were considering the Modern Slavery Bill.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the clause be read a Second time
The rejected clause, titled, Offence of child exploitation stated:
- (1) A person commits an offence if they exploit a child.
- (2) It shall be such an offence even if there was no threat or use of violence, other forms of coercion, deception or any abuse of a position of vulnerability.
- (3) A child may be in a situation of exploitation whether or not—
- (a) escape from the situation is practically possible for the child; or
- (b) the child has attempted to escape from the situation.
- (4) The consent or apparent consent of the child to the exploitation is irrelevant.
- (5) “Child Exploitation” includes but is not limited to, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation; the exploitation of labour or services including begging or practices similar to slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour; the exploitation of or for criminal activities including benefit fraud; the removal of organs; forced or servile marriage or enforced surrogacy; exploitation for unlawful adoption; and exploitation by enforced drugs smuggling, manufacture, production or distribution.”
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||244 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.2%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||81.4%|