Domestic Abuse Bill — Clause 55 — Annual reports — 26 Apr 2021 at 22:00
The majority of MPs voted not to require facilities and organisations enabling children to meet the parents they don't live with to check their employees, agency workers and volunteers for compliance with national standards in relation to safeguarding and preventing domestic abuse.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 9B.
Lords amendment 9B stated:
- In Clause 55, page 35, line 19, at end insert—
- “( ) ensure all child contact centres and organisations that offer child contact services regularly check their employees, agency workers and volunteers for compliance with national standards in relation to safeguarding and preventing domestic abuse as specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State.”
This vote followed a previous division on a similar proposal.
Child contact centres are not defined in the Bill or amendment however the term is used to describe facilities for children to meet the parents they don't live with.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Domestic Abuse Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Domestic Abuse Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 3 March 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill, 26 April 2021, Parliament.uk
-  National Association of Child Contact Centres
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||351 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.3%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||no|