Opposition Day — Job Offer Those On Jobseeker's Allowance Must Take Up or Lose Their Benefits — 11 Feb 2015 at 16:19
The majority of MPs voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. The proposal was this would be paid for by a one-off repeat of the tax on bankers’ bonuses and restricting pension tax relief on incomes over £150,000.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- calls on the Government to put a strict limit on the amount of time that people can be left on jobseeker’s allowance without being offered, and required to take up, paid work, by introducing a compulsory jobs guarantee that would ensure that anyone under 25 who has been receiving jobseeker’s allowance for a year, and anyone over 25 who has been receiving jobseeker’s allowance for two years, would be offered a paid job, with training, that they must take up or face losing benefits; and
- further calls on the Government to ensure this compulsory jobs guarantee be fully funded by a one-off repeat of the tax on bankers’ bonuses and restricting pension tax relief on incomes over £150,000.
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||260 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.5%|
|Lab||0||201 (+2 tell)||0||78.7%|