Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, Etc.) Bill [Lords] — 8 Feb 1999
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (No).
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, To leave out from "That" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"this House declines to give the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Bill [Lords] a Second Reading because the effect of the Bill will be to facilitate the ending of the contributory principle, leading to the wider application of the means test, which will have a detrimental effect on the public and particularly pensioners; and because the major practical difficulties in transferring functions relating to social security contributions to the Treasury have not been overcome."
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 132, Noes 322.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||132 (+2 tell)||0||82.7%|
|Lab||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.2%|