New Clause 10 - The Certification Officer

Trade Union Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 27 October 2015.

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In section 254 of the 1992 Act (The Certification Officer) for subsections (2), (3) and (4) substitute—

“(2) The Certification Officer shall be appointed by the Judicial Appointments Commission, and the person appointed shall have expertise in trade union law.”—(Stephen Doughty.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 7, Noes 10.

Division number 49 Decision Time — New Clause 10 - The Certification Officer

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough

I am told that there will be a Division in the House in less than a minute so we will suspend now. If there is only one Division, we will meet in 20 minutes. If there is a second Division, we will meet 15 minutes after the start of the second Division.

Sitting suspended for Divisions in the House.

On resuming—