Modern Slavery Bill — New Clause 1 — Protection of overseas domestic workers from slavery — 4 Nov 2014 at 18:13
The majority of MPs voted against changes to the visa arrangements for overseas domestic workers which were intended to protect such workers from slavery.
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 added to the Bill.
The rejected clause, titled, Protection from slavery from overseas domestic workers stated:
- (1) All overseas and domestic workers, including those working for staff of diplomatic missions, shall be entitled to—
- (a) change their employer (but not work sector) while in the United Kingdom;
- (b) renew their domestic worker or diplomatic domestic worker visa for a period up to 12 months as long as they remain in employment and are able to support themselves adequately without recourse to public funds; and
- (c) a three month temporary visa permitting them to live in the United Kingdom for the purposes of seeking alternative employment as an overseas domestic worker where there is evidence that the worker has been a victim of modern slavery.
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||245 (+2 tell)||1||0||81.8%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||83.7%|
|John Randall||Uxbridge and South Ruislip||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sarah Teather||Brent Central||LDem (front bench)||aye|