Consumer Rights Bill — Secondary Ticketing Platforms — Ticket Details — Prevention of Resale of Tickets Below Face Value — 12 Jan 2015 at 19:15

The majority of MPs voted to allow a proposed law requiring full details of tickets to be provided on secondary ticketing platforms to be used to prevent the resale of tickets below their face value.

MPs were considering the Consumer Rights Bill[1][2]

This vote took place while the motion under discussion was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 12.

However it appears the words:

  • I will push the amendment to the vote.

were taken as moving the amendment and the vote was held as if amendment (a) to Lords amendment 12 had been moved and the subject of the motion was:

  • Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 12

Lords amendment 12[3] sought to introduce a new clause to the bill titled 'Secondary ticketing platforms' subclause (1) of which stated:

  • Secondary ticketing operators must, on the website on which tickets are offered for sale or transfer, provide information concerning the sellers of tickets so that sellers may be easily identified.

The clause also required the publication of "all relevant information" relating to the ticket, including its face value and details of the seat (if any) the ticket relates to.

Amendment (a) to the Lords amendment[4] stated:

  • Page 4, line 7, at end insert—
  • “(8A)
  • Information provided by virtue of this section may not be used by the event organiser or any agent acting on its behalf to—
  • (a) prevent resale of a ticket to another individual at or below face value, including reasonable transfer costs; or
  • (b) cancel or otherwise render invalid a ticket which is known to have been resold at or below face value, including reasonable transfer costs; except where the transfer is to a person who, because of their characteristics, would not be entitled to use such a ticket.”


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con245 (+1 tell) 3082.2%
DUP0 1012.5%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab0 189 (+2 tell)074.0%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 0076.8%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKIP2 00100.0%
Total:289 204077.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Steve BarclayNorth East CambridgeshireConaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)aye
Mike WeatherleyHoveConaye

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