Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Ban on Only Advertising Jobs Abroad — 13 Apr 2016 at 19:53

The majority of MPs voted to make it illegal for employment agencies to recruit solely from abroad without advertising those jobs in Britain and in English.

The majority of MPs supporting the motion were also approving other changes to the law aimed at reducing the regulation of employment agencies and employment businesses.

Employment agencies employ staff who do work for a hirer, employment businesses put hirers and prospective staff in touch with each other. The the approved regulations:

  • Removed a ban on agencies and employment businesses purporting to act like each other.
  • Removed a ban on agencies and employment businesses entering into a contract on behalf of a client.
  • Removed a requirement for written terms which apply or will apply between the agency or employment business and the hirer.
  • Removed a requirement for subcontracting agencies and employment businesses to check their subcontractor is "is suitable to act as an agency or employment business" and has "received satisfactory answers to those enquiries".

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:


Debate in Parliament |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con296 0089.7%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1066.7%
Lab0 182079.1%
LDem0 5062.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 46085.2%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:308 241085.4%

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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