Debate on the Address — Economy, Pensions and Welfare — 15 Dec 2008 at 21:44
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Question accordingly negatived.
Amendment proposed: at the end of the Question to add:
"but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to provide proposals to alleviate the hardship facing hardworking British families by reducing energy bills, boosting growth through investment in social housing, transport and green energy programmes, making banks prioritise lending to British businesses, fundamentally altering the structure of British taxes to make them fairer, closing tax loopholes on the very rich and making significant cuts in income tax for those on ordinary and low incomes." -(Mr. Burstow.)
Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 33), That the amendment be made.
The House divided: Ayes 66, Noes 304.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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|
|Lab||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.1%|
|LDem||0||59 (+2 tell)||0||96.8%|