Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill — Curtail Debate and Move to Vote on Second Reading — 22 Oct 2021 at 13:14
The majority of MPs voted not to end the debate and move to a vote on proposals to tackle fire and rehire practices.
The Bill provided for safeguards for employees in relation to dismissal, or the threat of dismissal, for the purpose of re-engagement on inferior terms and conditions - so called fire and rehire practices.
The motion to curtail debate and move to a vote was triggered by the MP who had brought in the Bill, so appeared to be an attempt to progress the Bill, to see if a majority of MPs would support its second reading, and allow it to continue on its path to becoming law.
As it was the debate was adjourned when the allocated time ran out. The debate was nominally scheduled to resume on Friday 10 December. Generally on Fridays far more Bills are scheduled than are debated however so a rescheduled debate is not guaranteed to occur.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the Question be now put.
The motion under consideration was:
- That the Bill now be read a Second time.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill as introduced, 15 October 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill as introduced, 15 October 2021, Parliament.uk
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||249 (+2 tell)||0||0||69.3%|
|Lab||0||173 (+2 tell)||0||87.9%|