Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day — First Part] — Women (Government Policies) — 8 Jun 2011 at 16:04
Brooks Newmark MP, Braintree voted with the majority (No).
I beg to move,
That this House regrets that the Government’s policies are hitting women and families hardest, including direct tax and benefit changes, cuts to childcare support and Sure Start which are making it harder for women to work, reductions in domestic and sexual violence specialist support, and their impact on the provision of social care; opposes plans that will make 300,000 women born between December 1953 and October 1954 wait an additional 18 months or longer to receive their state pension; calls on the Government to maintain the commitment given in the Coalition Agreement that the state pension age for women will not start to rise to 66 sooner than 2020; believes that promoting equality for women is vital to building a fairer society; and calls on the Government to commission independent, robust assessments of the impact of its policies on women and to prevent the implementation of policies that could widen inequality between women and men.
Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put.
Question agreed to.
Main Question accordingly put .
The House divided:
Ayes 238, Noes 296.
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|
|Con||254 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.9%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|