Child Trust Funds Regulations — 21 Jul 2010 at 13:43
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to approve regulations reducing the generosity of the Child Trust Fund scheme.
The majority of MPs voted to approve regulations amending the terms of the Child Trust Fund scheme.
The main changes, which came into effect in August 2010, were to:
- Reduce the payments made at birth from £250 to £50; with children of lower income families receiving an extra £50.
- Stop the top-up paid at age seven
In addition the regulations provided for annual payments to Child Trust Funds of disabled children to cease from the 5th April 2011.
The text of the approved motion was:
- That the draft Child Trust Funds (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 29 June, be approved.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||272 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.5%|
|Lab||0||202 (+2 tell)||0||79.1%|