Draft Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) — Transition Period for Opt-In Requirement for Contributions to Union Political Funds — 8 Feb 2017 at 20:51
The majority of MPs voted to set a one year transition period, starting on the 1st of March 2017, relating to the requirement for trade union members to opt-in to contributions to a union's "political fund".
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the draft Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2016, be approved.
The regulations set a one year transition period, starting on the 1st of March 2017, for the requirement for trade union members to opt-in to contributions to a union's "political fund". A trade union wishing to spend money on party political activities must set up a separate political fund for financing any such expenditure.
The transition period was provided for by section 11(5) of the Trade Union Act 2016 and required in order to bring provisions in that section into force.
-  Explanatory memorandum to The Trade Union Act 2016 (Political Funds) (Transition Period) Regulations 2017
-  Trade Union Political Funds, A guide for trade unions, their members and others, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2010
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.
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