Opposition Day — Local Government Funding — Spread Cuts Over Longer Period — Avoid Disproportionate Impact on Most Deprived Areas — 6 Dec 2010 at 21:44
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against spreading cuts to local government funding more evenly over four years and ensuring they do not fall disproportionately on the most deprived areas.
The majority of MPs voted against spreading cuts to local government funding more evenly over four years and ensuring they do not fall disproportionately on the most deprived areas.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes with concern that local councils will lose, on average, 27 per cent. of their funding over the next four years, compared to 11 per cent., on average, for Whitehall departments;
- regrets the frontloading of reductions in funding which means that the heaviest cuts will fall in the first year;
- believes that the unexpected severity of the cuts will result in substantial job losses in the public and private sector, undermine the voluntary sector and hit frontline services;
- regrets the inadequate level of capitalisation available to local councils to deal with redundancy costs of up to £2 billion;
- further notes the commitment in the coalition agreement to ensure that fairness is at the heart of decisions and that those most in need are protected;
- is disappointed that the most deprived areas will be hit hardest by the reductions in funding; and
- calls on the Government to revise its proposals before making the provisional finance settlement to ensure that any reductions in funding are more evenly spread over four years and do not fall disproportionately on the most deprived communities.
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||274 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.9%|
|Lab||0||192 (+2 tell)||0||75.5%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||1||0||77.2%|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|