Trade Union Bill — Report — 16 Mar 2016 at 18:00

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

4: Clause 4, page 2, line 34, leave out “reasonably detailed indication” and insert “summary”

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

5: Clause 7, page 4, leave out line 9 and insert “subsection (4), for paragraph (b) substitute-“(b) ending with the 14th day before the starting date, or the seventh day before that date if the union and the employer so agree.In paragraph (b) “starting date” means the day, or the first of the days, specified in the relevant notice.””

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

6: Clause 8, page 4, line 19, leave out from “period” to end of line 20 and insert “, beginning with the date of the ballot-(a) of six months, or(b) of such longer duration not exceeding nine months as is agreed between the union and the members’ employer.”

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

8: Clause 9, page 5, line 25, leave out “a badge, armband or other item” and insert “something”

Moved by Lord Burns

9: Clause 10, page 6, leave out lines 5 to 42 and insert-“(1) A person who, after the transition period, joins a trade union that has a political fund at the time the person joins shall, on the trade union membership form (whether paper or electronic), be asked whether or not the person wishes to contribute to the political fund, and informed that the decision shall not affect any other aspects of the person’s membership.(2) It shall be unlawful to require a person who joins a trade union after the transition period to make a contribution to any political fund of that trade union if the person has not given to the trade union notice-(a) on the membership form (whether paper or electronic), or(b) in accordance with subsection (6),of the person’s willingness to contribute to that fund.(3) It shall be unlawful for any trade union which does not have in force a political resolution under section 73 (political resolution) at the end of the transition period, but which subsequently passes a political resolution under that section, to require a member of the trade union to make a contribution to the political fund if the member has not given notice to the trade union in accordance with subsection (6) of the member’s willingness to contribute to that fund.(4) A member of a trade union who contributes to a political fund but wishes to cease contributing to that political fund shall give notice to that effect to the trade union in accordance with subsection (6).(5) A member of a trade union who gives notice under subsection (4) shall, after the end of the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is given, no longer be required to contribute to the political fund.(6) Notice under subsection (2), (3) or (4) may be given to a trade union by being delivered-(a) to the head office of the trade union, or(b) to a branch office of the trade union,in person, by any authorised agent, by post, or by electronic means.(7) The Certification Officer shall, within six months of section 10 of the Trade Union Act 2016 coming into force, issue a code of practice which must set out the minimum level of communications which trade unions with political funds must have every year with political fund contributors about their right to cease contributing to the political fund.(8) The Certification Officer must monitor the compliance of trade unions with political funds with the code of practice issued under subsection (7), and shall in their annual report under section 258 (annual report and accounts) set out their findings.(9) In this Act “contributor”, in relation to the political fund of a trade union, means a member who makes a contribution to the political fund and has not given notice to the trade union under subsection (4). (10) In this section “the transition period” means the period to be specified by the Secretary of State in regulations made by statutory instrument following consultation with the Certification Officer and all trade unions which have a political fund.(11) The period to be specified by the Secretary of State under subsection (10) shall be no less than 12 months, and shall start on the day on which section 10 of the Trade Union Act 2016 comes into force.(12) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (10) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

Ayes 320, Noes 172.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con2 166 (+2 tell)66.1%
Crossbench42 (+1 tell) 325.4%
DUP2 050.0%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Independent Ulster Unionist0 1100.0%
Judge4 026.7%
Lab178 (+1 tell) 081.7%
LDem78 072.2%
Non-affiliated6 020.0%
PC2 0100.0%
UUP1 050.0%
Total:318 17059.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Balfe Con (front bench)aye
Lord Cormack Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchno
Lord Powell of BayswaterCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Stirrup Crossbench (front bench)no

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