Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022
Lord Callanan moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 June be approved. Then Lord Collins of Highbury
moved, as an amendment to the motion, at the end insert “but that this House regrets that the Regulations have been introduced without required or sufficient consultation, are opposed by employer and employee organisations, will do little to address the trained workforce shortfalls, could put workers’ safety at risk, will harm industrial relations, and may breach international law; further regrets that the associated Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022 is unnecessary, as there are few if any occasions on which damages have been claimed, and an increase on the cap by 400 per cent is a threat that may inhibit the legitimate exercise of the right to strike; and concludes that the two instruments are simply a political exercise to deflect from the failure of Her Majesty’s Government to engage meaningfully with the organisations affected to resolve the disputes”. After debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division). Then the original motion was agreed to.