Modern Slavery Bill — New Clause 4 — Offence of exploitation — 4 Nov 2014 at 16:00
The majority of MPs voted against creating an offence of 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 exploitation stated:
- ‘(1) A person commits an offence if they exploit a person by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or abuse of a position of vulnerability, or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person.
- (2) A person may be in a situation of exploitation whether or not—
- (a) escape from the situation is practically possible for the person; or
- (b) the person has attempted to escape from the situation.
- (3) The consent or apparent consent of the person of the exploitation is irrelevant where any of the means set forth in section 9(1) has been used.’
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||246 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.8%|
|Lab||0||206 (+2 tell)||0||80.6%|
|Annette Brooke||Mid Dorset and North Poole||LDem (front bench)||aye|