Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap — 1 Jul 2015 at 18:43
The majority of MPs voted against requiring an annual report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission analysing information on the gender pay gap and making recommendations to close it.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes that, 45 years after the Equal Pay Act 1970, women still earn on average 81 pence for every pound earned by men;
- welcomes the fact that pay transparency under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 will be introduced in 2016; and
- calls on the Government to ensure that this results in real progress to close the gender pay gap by mandating the Equalities and Human Rights Commission to conduct, in consultation with the Low Pay Commission, an annual equal pay check to analyse information provided under section 78 on pay gaps across every sector of the economy and to make recommendations to close the gender pay gap.
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||311 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.8%|
|Lab||0||197 (+2 tell)||0||85.8%|