Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption — 26 Feb 2014 at 15:16

Patrick McLoughlin MP, Derbyshire Dales voted to remove an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996.

The majority of MPs voted to remove an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996.

When the law on the housing benefit penalties for those with excess bedrooms[1] came in the intent was not, according to the explanatory memorandum to the regulations, for the exemption to exist[2]. The exemption existed as a result of transitional protections introduced when previous changes to housing benefit took place in 1996.

The text of the rejected motion was

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con268 (+1 tell) 0088.2%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 232 (+2 tell)090.7%
LDem36 (+1 tell) 0066.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:304 253087.4%

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