The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 19th June 2019.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 421
    A majority of MPs voted to require the consideration of prospective contractors' corporate responsibility policies, including those on blacklisting, when allocating contracts.
  • Division number 422
    A majority of MPs voted to for the economic benefits of the Parliamentary building works to be delivered across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom, in terms of contracts for works and in any other way the Sponsor Board considers appropriate.

Amendment proposed: 1, page 2, line 16, at end insert—

“(f) to require the Delivery Authority when allocating contracts for construction and related work to have regard for the company’s policies on corporate social responsibility, including those relating to the blacklisting of employees or potential employees from employment.”—(Christian Matheson.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 421 Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill — Clause 2 — The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body — Corporate Social Responsibility Including Blacklisting

A majority of MPs voted to require the consideration of prospective contractors' corporate responsibility policies, including those on blacklisting, when allocating contracts.

Aye: 210 MPs

No: 131 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 304 MPs

Abstained: 1 MP

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Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 211, Noes 132.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Amendment 1 agreed to.

Amendment made: 7, page 2, line 44, leave out “desirability of ensuring” and insert “need to ensure”—(Christian Matheson).

This amendment requires the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, in exercising its functions, to have regard to the need to ensure that educational and other facilities are provided for people visiting the Palace of Westminster (rather than requiring it to have regard to the desirability of ensuring that such facilities are provided).

Amendment proposed: 4, page 2, line 46, at end insert—

“(h) the need to ensure that economic benefits of the Parliamentary building works are delivered across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom, in terms of contracts for works and in any other way the Sponsor Board considers appropriate.”—(Neil Gray).

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 422 Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill — The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body — Economic Benefits Across the Nations and Regions

A majority of MPs voted to for the economic benefits of the Parliamentary building works to be delivered across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom, in terms of contracts for works and in any other way the Sponsor Board considers appropriate.

Aye: 203 MPs

No: 117 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 326 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 203, Noes 117.

Question accordingly agreed to.