Votes – Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

On 11th March the Bishop of Leicester, Rt Rev Tim Stevens took part in three Divisions of the House on amendments to the Government’s Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill during its Report Stage in the Lords.

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

Baroness Hollis of Heigham moved amendment 58ZZC, before clause 147, to insert the new clause Employment: compensation for shift cancellations.

The House divided: Contents: 221 | Not Contents: 235 | Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Leicester voted Content.

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Lord Wills moved amendment 58ZA, in clause 147, page 127, line 2, at end to insert:

“( )  In section 43K(1) (extension of meaning of “worker” etc. for Part 1VA), after paragraph (d) insert:

“(e) is or has been a job applicant.””

The House divided: Contents: 174 | Not Contents: 231 | Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Leicester voted Content.

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Lord Young of Norwood Green moved amendment 74AA, in clause 151, page 140, line 12, at end to insert:

“(4A)  An employer must offer a fixed-hours contract to a worker who has worked regular hours for a continuous period, or series of continuous periods, of employment, to be determined by the Secretary of State.

(4B)  The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision for the determination of “regular hours” under subsection (4A).”

The House divided: Contents: 133 | Not Contents: 208 | Result: Government Win

The Bishop of Leicester voted Content.
The transcript of the debate on these amendments can be viewed on the UK Parliament website, respectively here , here and here.