Skills and Post-16 Education Bill — New Clause 14 — Recognition of Skills in the Energy Sector — 21 Feb 2022 at 20:45
The majority of MPs voted not to require cross-sector recognition of core skills and training in the offshore energy sector, including the oil and gas sector, and the renewable energy sector.
The proposed new clause rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Recognition of skills in the energy sector and stated:
- (1) Within six months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must publish an Energy Sector Skills Strategy, for the purposes of—
- (a) achieving cross-sector recognition of core skills and training in the offshore energy sector, including the oil and gas sector, and the renewable energy sector; and
- (b) ensuring training and training standards bodies within the offshore energy sector adopt a transferable skills and competency-based approach to training.
- (2) The strategy must target all workers, whether directly or indirectly (sub-contracted or agency) employed, or engaged through day-rate or self-employed contract models.
- (3) When producing the strategy, the Secretary of State must consult with—
- (a) workers within the offshore energy sector;
- (b) unions within the offshore energy sector;
- (c) energy companies; and
- (d) training standards bodies relevant to the offshore energy sector.
- (4) The Secretary of State must implement the strategy within 12 months of the passing of this Act. The Secretary of State may make regulations to provide for such elements of the strategy as require enactment through statutory provision.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would facilitate cross-sector recognition of skills and training between the oil and gas sector and the renewable energy sector.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, as amended in committee, 8 December 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, 26 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||293 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.5%|
|Lab||0||144 (+2 tell)||0||73.4%|