Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit — 9 Nov 2010 at 21:44
Bob Russell MP, Colchester voted both ways.
The majority of MPs voted against a motion calling for the Government to revise their proposals to penalise those who are in receipt of housing benefit as a result of being unemployed once they've been out of work for 12 months.
The text of the rejected motion, introduced by Labour MP Douglas Alexander was:
- That this House
- believes that, whilst housing benefit is in need of reform, the Government's proposals will mean significant losses for hundreds of thousands of working families and pensioners and risk spending an additional £120 million on the cost of providing temporary accommodation; and
- calls on the Government to bring forward revised proposals for the reform of housing benefit which do not penalise those who have been unable to secure employment within 12 months, and which ensure that any proposals are implemented on a revised timetable which allows councils, tenants and landlords to adjust, allows the impact on rents to be observed and understood, and avoids additional spending on temporary accommodation.
-  Douglas Alexander MP, House of Commons 9th November 2010
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||273 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|
|Lab||0||236 (+2 tell)||0||92.6%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||1||82.5%|