Clause 32 — Equal opportunities

Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:37 pm on 6th July 2015.

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Amendment proposed: 162, page 34, line 4, at end insert—

“Equal opportunities in relation to an appointment as a member of a Scottish public authority.”—(Angela Crawley.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 249, Noes 312.

Division number 38

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 123, page 34, line 13, at end insert,

“including a requirement for gender balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish public authorities;”—(Ian Murray.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 193, Noes 313.

Division number 39

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Clauses 32 to 37, schedule 2 and clauses 38 to 45 ordered to stand part of the Bill.