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2012-13 (245)

Thursday 21 March 2013


Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill

Lord McKenzie of Luton moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert “but that this House deplores the Government’s incompetence in failing to provide sufficient information about its back to work schemes, which led to the need to introduce legislation with retrospective effect; deplores the need to introduce fast-track legislation when it took the Government four weeks to introduce the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill into Parliament and in spite of the Constitution Committee’s ongoing concerns about the fast-tracking of legislation; seeks assurances that the appeals process will be robust, speedy and efficient, and that the criteria of the independent report to be prepared under clause 2 will be strengthened to include greater details regarding the number of sanctions, the nature of those affected, the appeals process, the support available to those affected and the effectiveness of the hardship and mitigation provisions; and further seeks assurances that adequate legal advice will be provided to those affected by the introduction of this legislation.” The House divided:
Contents 106
Not-contents 140


Bach, L.Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]Beecham, L.
Bilston, L.Blackstone, B.Boateng, L.
Borrie, L.Brennan, L.Broers, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.Brookman, L.Chandos, V.
Christopher, L.Clarke of Hampstead, L.Clinton-Davis, L.
Collins of Highbury, L.Davies of Oldham, L.Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.Donaghy, B.Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.Elder, L.Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Evans of Watford, L.Falkland, V.Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.Finlay of Llandaff, B.Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.Gould of Potternewton, B.Hanworth, V.
Hart of Chilton, L.Haskel, L.Haworth, L.
Healy of Primrose Hill, B.Hollick, L.Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.Howe of Idlicote, B.Howells of St Davids, B.
Hughes of Woodside, L.Janner of Braunstone, L.Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Kennedy of Southwark, L.King of Bow, B.Kinnock of Holyhead, B.
Kinnock, L.Knight of Weymouth, L.Krebs, L.
Layard, L.Lea of Crondall, L.Leitch, L.
Liddell of Coatdyke, B.Lister of Burtersett, B.Low of Dalston, L.
McAvoy, L.McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.McDonagh, B.
McKenzie of Luton, L.Maxton, L.Meacher, B.
Mitchell, L.Morris of Handsworth, L.Noon, L.
Nye, B.O'Neill of Bengarve, B.O'Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Pannick, L.Patel of Bradford, L.Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.Prosser, B.
Rees of Ludlow, L.Rosser, L.Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Scotland of Asthal, B.Sherlock, B.Simon, V.
Slim, V.Smith of Basildon, B.Smith of Finsbury, L.
Soley, L.Stevenson of Balmacara, L.Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.Temple-Morris, L.Tomlinson, L.
Touhig, L.Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.Uddin, B.Warner, L.
Warnock, B.Watson of Invergowrie, L.Wheeler, B.
Whitty, L.Wills, L.Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
Worthington, B.Young of Norwood Green, L.


Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]Armstrong of Ilminster, L.Ashcroft, L.
Ashton of Hyde, L.Astor of Hever, L.Attlee, E.
Barker, B.Bates, L.Berridge, B.
Brabazon of Tara, L.Bradshaw, L.Bridgeman, V.
Brinton, B.Brittan of Spennithorne, L.Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.Browning, B.Byford, B.
Caithness, E.Cathcart, E.Cavendish of Furness, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.Clement-Jones, L.Colwyn, L.
Courtown, E.Cumberlege, B.De Mauley, L.
Deben, L.Deighton, L.Dixon-Smith, L.
Dykes, L.Eaton, B.Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elton, L.Faulks, L.Fellowes, L.
Fink, L.Flight, L.Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.Freeman, L.Freud, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.Gardiner of Kimble, L.Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.German, L.Glasgow, E.
Gold, L.Goodlad, L.Goschen, V.
Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.Hamilton of Epsom, L.Hanham, B.
Higgins, L.Hill of Oareford, L.Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.Howe, E.Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hussain, L.Hussein-Ece, B.Hylton, L.
James of Blackheath, L.Jenkin of Kennington, B.Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jopling, L.King of Bridgwater, L.Kramer, B.
Leach of Fairford, L.Lexden, L.Lingfield, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.Maddock, B.Magan of Castletown, L.
Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.Marland, L.Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.Montgomery of Alamein, V.Moore of Lower Marsh, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.Naseby, L.Nash, L.
Newby, L. [Teller]Noakes, B.Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.O'Cathain, B.
Palmer of Childs Hill, L.Palumbo, L.Perry of Southwark, B.
Popat, L.Randerson, B.Rawlings, B.
Redesdale, L.Ribeiro, L.Roper, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.Ryder of Wensum, L.Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.Selsdon, L.Shackleton of Belgravia, B.
Sharkey, L.Sharp of Guildford, B.Sharples, B.
Sheikh, L.Shipley, L.Spicer, L.
Stedman-Scott, B.Stirrup, L.Stowell of Beeston, B.
Swinfen, L.Taverne, L.Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.Thomas of Winchester, B.Tope, L.
Trimble, L.True, L.Trumpington, B.
Verma, B.Wallace of Saltaire, L.Wallace of Tankerness, L.
Walmsley, B.Warsi, B.Wasserman, L.
Wei, L.Wilcox, B.Willis of Knaresborough, L.
Woolf, L.Young of Graffham, L.Younger of Leckie, V.
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