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Schedule 1 - Certification Officer: investigatory powers: Schedule to be inserted into the 1992 Act

Trade Union Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 27th October 2015.

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Amendment moved: 67, in schedule 1, page 17, line 47, after “obligation,”, insert

“where a complaint has been received from a member of the relevant trade union, and where there the Certification Officer reasonably believes there is evidence that indicates a breach of a relevant obligation”.—(Stephen Doughty.)

The amendment would require a complaint to be made by a union member and for the Certification Officer to reasonably believe there was evidence of a breach of an obligation before the Certification Officer initiated an investigation.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 10.

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Aye: 8 MPs

No: 10 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That the schedule be the First schedule to the Bill.

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 8.

Division number 33 Decision Time — Schedule 1 - Certification Officer: investigatory powers: Schedule to be inserted into the 1992 Act

Aye: 10 MPs

No: 8 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Schedule 1 agreed to.