Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Bill — Clause 2 — Air Travel Organisers' Licences — Impact Assessment — 11 Jul 2017 at 17:15

The majority of MPs voted for an impact assessment prior to introducing new forms of qualifying trust into the Air Travel Organisers' Licences (ATOL) consumer protection arrangements.

MPs were considering the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • amendment 1, page 2, line 10, at end insert—
  • "(8) Regulations under subsection (6) may not be laid before Parliament until the Secretary of State has published an assessment of their impact and has launched a consultation on the proposed amendments to the definition of "Air Travel Trust"."

The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:

  • This amendment requires the Secretary of State to undertake an impact assessment and launch a consultation before bringing forward any regulations to amend the definition of Air Travel Trust under this Act.

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added a new subclause to a proposed addition to section 71A of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 provided for in Clause 2 of the Bill[2]. The proposed addition enables new "qualifying trusts" to be added to the ATOL consumer protection arrangements.

The Explanatory Notes to the Bill explain:

  • The Air Travel Trust is the trust arrangement ... under which contributions from ATOL holders are held and CAA trustees are given powers to compensate consumers.
  • ...
  • Subsection (2) enables the Secretary of State to incorporate, by way of regulations, new forms of qualifying trust into the ATOL trust arrangement. The primary purpose of any new trust will still be consumer protection in relation to the sale of flight accommodation.


Debate in Parliament |

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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con307 (+2 tell) 0097.5%
DUP1 0010.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 229 (+2 tell)088.2%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 29082.9%
Total:308 274091.4%

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