Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap — 1 Feb 2012 at 17:00

Jamie Reed MP, Copeland voted to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap.

The majority of MPs voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap.

The proposal, which MPs rejected, was to allow those already receiving benefits up to the amount allowed by the benefit cap to additionally receive child benefit.

MPs disagreed with Lords amendment 47 which had introduced the proposal. The text the rejected amendment in question was

  • Clause 93
  • Page 62, line 19, after “benefits” insert “with the exclusion of child benefit”[1]

This would have changed clause 93 (2) in the current bill[2] from:

  • For the purposes of this section, applying a benefit cap to welfare benefits means securing that, where a single person’s or couple’s total entitlement to welfare benefits in respect of the reference period exceeds the relevant amount, their entitlement to welfare benefits in respect of any period of the same duration as the reference period is reduced by an amount up to or equalling the excess.

to

  • For the purposes of this section, applying a benefit cap to welfare benefits means securing that, where a single person’s or couple’s total entitlement to welfare benefits in respect of the reference period exceeds the relevant amount, their entitlement to welfare benefits with the exclusion of child benefit in respect of any period of the same duration as the reference period is reduced by an amount up to or equalling the excess.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con277 (+1 tell) 0090.8%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 238 (+2 tell)093.0%
LDem49 (+1 tell) 1089.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:334 251091.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemno

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