Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill — Clause 2 — Repeal of Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009 — 22 Nov 2010 at 19:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to abolish the Saving Gateway Account scheme.
The majority of MPs voted to scrap the Saving Gateway Account scheme.
MPs were debating the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill. The amendment voted on and rejected was:
- page 2, line 9, leave out Clause 2.
This would have removed the Clause from the bill which was titled Repeal of Saving Gateway Accounts Act 2009.
The explanatory notes to the Bill explain what the accounts were to be:
- The Saving Gateway was to be a tax-free cash saving account available to people in receipt of qualifying social security or tax credit awards. At the end of the two year maturity period for a Saving Gateway account, the Government would have made a contribution for each pound that had been saved. Saving Gateway accounts were due to have been available from July 2010.
The explanatory notes go on to state:
- No Saving Gateway accounts have been opened; no individuals have been advised that they are eligible for an account and no account providers have been approved to offer Saving Gateway accounts.
-  Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill webpage on the UK Parliament website
-  Clause 2 of the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill as at 24.11.2010
-  Explanatory notes to the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill as brought from the House of Commons on 23rd 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||252 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.0%|
|Lab||0||187 (+2 tell)||0||73.5%|