Enterprise Bill — Second Reading — Small Business Commissioner — Apprenticeships — Insurance Payment — Green Investment Bank Status — Pubs — 2 Feb 2016 at 18:47
The majority of MPs voted for a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; to protect the term apprenticeship in law; to require insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time; to establish a "Pubs Code Adjudicator"; to ensure tied pub tenants are offered a Market Rent Only option during rent assessments; and for other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK.
MPs were considering the Enterprise Bill.
- establishes a Small Business Commissioner, to enable small businesses to resolve disputes with larger businesses and avoid future issues;
- protects the term apprenticeship in law, with a view to ensuring that apprentices have access to high quality training;
- requires insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time;
- allows the Green Investment Bank to be classified as private sector;
- establishes a "Pubs Code Adjudicator" and ensures tied tenants are offered the opportunity to occupy their pub on a Market Rent Only basis during rent assessments.
The question agreed to in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The support of the majority of MPs allowed the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.7%|
|SNP||0||48 (+2 tell)||0||92.6%|