Employment Law

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:58 pm on 10th December 1997.

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That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10230/97, on a proposal for a directive on part-time work, and European Community Document No. 10975/97, Parts A and B, on proposals for directives extending the European Works Councils Directive and the Parental Leave Directive to the United Kingdom; and supports the Government's view that these proposals will contribute to a flexible labour market based on partnership between employers and employees and decent minimum standards at work.—[Mr. Kevin Hughes.]

The House divided: Ayes 331, Noes 18.

Division No. 117][12.20 am
AYES
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Barren, Kevin
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Battle, John
Alexander, DouglasBayley, Hugh
Allen, GrahamBeard, Nigel
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Begg, Miss Anne
Armstrong, Ms HilaryBenn, Rt Hon Tony
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyBenton, Joe
Atkins, CharlotteBest, Harold
Baker, NormanBetts, Clive
Ballard, Mrs JackieBlears, Ms Hazel
Banks, TonyBlizzard, Bob
Barnes, HarryBoateng, Paul
Borrow, DavidFitzsimons, Lorna
Bradley, Keith (Withington)Flint, Caroline
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Follett, Barbara
Bradshaw, BenFoster, Don (Bath)
Brake, TomFoster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Brand, Dr PeterFoster, Michael J (Worcester)
Brinton, Mrs HelenFoulkes, George
Brown, Rt Hon Gordon(Dunfermline E)Fyfe, Maria
Gapes, Mike
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Gardiner, Barry
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)George, Andrew (St Ives)
Browne, DesmondGeorge, Bruce (Walsall S)
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Gerrard, Neil
Buck, Ms KarenGibson, Dr Ian
Burden, RichardGilroy, Mrs Linda
Burgon, ColinGoggins, Paul
Burnett, JohnGolding, Mrs Llin
Burstow, PaulGorrie, Donald
Butler, Mrs ChristineGrant, Bernie
Byers, StephenGriffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Caborn, RichardGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Grogan, John
Campbell-Savours, DaleGunnell, John
Canavan, DennisHain, Peter
Caplin, IvorHall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Casale, RogerHall, Patrick (Bedford)
Cawsey, IanHamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Hanson, David
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Harman, Rt Hon Ms Harriet
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Harris, Dr Evan
Heal, Mrs Sylvia
Clark, Paul (Gillingham)Healey, John
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Clelland, DavidHepburn, Stephen
Clwyd, AnnHeppell, John
Coaker, VernonHesford, Stephen
Coffey, Ms Ann 'Hewitt, Ms Patricia
Cohen, HarryHill, Keith
Coleman, lainHodge, Ms Margaret
Colman, TonyHome Robertson, John
Connarty, MichaelHood, Jimmy
Cooper, YvetteHoon, Geoffrey
Corston, Ms JeanHope, Phil
Cranston, RossHopkins, Kelvin
Crausby, DavidHowarth, Alan (Newport E)
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)Howarth, George (Knowsley N)
Cummings, JohnHowells, Dr Kim
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr John(Copeland)Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna(Perth)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Darling, Rt Hon AlistairHumble, Mrs Joan
Darvill, KeithHurst, Alan
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Hutton, John
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)Iddon, Dr Brian
Davidson, IanIllsley, Eric
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Jackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)
Davies, Rt Hon Ron (Caerphilly)Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Dawson, HiltonJenkins, Brian
Denham, JohnJohnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Dismore, AndrewJohnson, Miss Melanie(Welwyn Hatfield)
Doran, Frank
Drew, DavidJones, Mrs Fiona (Newark)
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Jones, Ms Jenny(Wolverh'ton SW)
Edwards, Huw
Efford, CliveJones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Ellman, Mrs LouiseJones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Ennis, JeffJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Ewing, Mrs MargaretJowell, Ms Tessa
Fatchett, DerekKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Fisher, MarkKeeble, Ms Sally
Fitzpatrick, JimKeen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Keetch, PaulPond, Chris
Kemp, FraserPope, Greg
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)Pound, Stephen
Kidney, DavidPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Kilfoyle, PeterPrimarolo, Dawn
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)Purchase, Ken
Kirkwood, ArchyQuin, Ms Joyce
Lady man, Dr StephenQuinn, Lawrie
Lawrence, Ms JackieRapson, Syd
Laxton, BobRaynsford, Nick
Lepper, DavidReid, Dr John (Hamilton N)
Leslie, ChristopherRendel, David
Levitt, TomRoche, Mrs Barbara
Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)Rooney, Terry
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)
Liddell, Mrs HelenRoy, Frank
Linton, MartinRuane, Chris
Livsey, RichardRuddock, Ms Joan
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)Russell, Bob (Colchester)
Llwyd, ElfynRussell, Ms Christine (Chester)
Lock, DavidRyan, Ms Joan
Love, AndrewSalmond, Alex
McAllion, JohnSanders, Adrian
McAvoy, ThomasSavidge, Malcolm
McCabe, SteveSawford, Phil
McCartney, Ian (Makerfield)Shipley, Ms Debra
McDonagh, SiobhainSingh, Marsha
Macdonald, CalumSkinner, Dennis
McDonnell, JohnSmith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
McFall, JohnSmith, Angela (Basildon)
McGuire, Mrs AnneSmith, Rt Hon Chris (Islington S)
Mclsaac, ShonaSmith, Miss Geraldine (Morecambe & Lunesdale)
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary
McNulty, TonySmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
MacShane, DenisSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Mactaggart, FionaSmith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns)
McWalter, TonySnape, Peter
Mahon, Mrs AliceSoley, Clive
Mallaber, JudySouthworth, Ms Helen
Mandelson, PeterSpellar, John
Marek, Dr JohnSquire, Ms Rachel
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Steinberg, Gerry
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
Martlew, EricStinchcombe, Paul
Merron, GillianStoate, Dr Howard
Michael, AlunStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)Stringer, Graham
Milbum. AlanStuart, Ms Gisela
Miller, AndrewStunell, Andrew
Moffatt, LauraSutcliffe, Gerry
Moonie, Dr LewisSwinney, John
Moore, MichaelTaylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Moran, Ms Margaret
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Temple-Morris, Peter
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Morley, ElliotThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Timms, Stephen
Mudie, GeorgeTipping, Paddy
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Tonge, Dr Jenny
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)Touhig, Don
Murphy, Paul (Torfaen)Trickett, Jon
Naysmith, Dr DougTruswell, Paul
Norris, DanTurner, Dennis (Wolvem'ton SE)
Oaten, MarkTurner, Desmond (Kemptown)
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Olner, BillTwigg, Derek (Halton)
O'Neill, MartinTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Öpik, LembitTyler, Paul
Osbome, Ms SandraVaz, Keith
Palmer, Dr NickVis, Dr Rudi
Pickthall, ColinWallace, James
Pike, Peter LWareing, Robert N
Plaskitt, JamesWatts, David
Webb, SteveWood, Mike
White BrianWoolas, Phil
Whitehead, Dr AlanWorthington, Tony
Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Wicks, Malcolm
Wills, MichaelTellers for the Ayes:
Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)Mr. Jim Dowd and
Wise, AudreyMr. David Jamieson.
NOES
Beggs, RoyHowarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Bercow, JohnLetwin, Oliver
Browning, Mrs AngelaPaterson, Owen
Chope, ChristopherSt Aubyn, Nick
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)Swayne, Desmond
Duncan Smith, lainSyms, Robert
Fabricant, MichaelWalter, Robert
Forth, Rt Hon Eric
Fraser, ChristopherTellers for the Noes:
Gorman, Mrs TeresaMr. David Maclean and
Hogg, Rt Hon DouglasMr. Peter Luff.

Questions accordingly agreed to

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),