Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Reports on Child Poverty — 23 Feb 2016 at 17:36
The majority of MPs voted not to require an annual report on child poverty.
MPs were considering the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.
Lords amendment 1 was rejected in this vote, the amendment had proposed a new clause titled: Child poverty: reporting obligation stating:
- (1) The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament an annual report on child poverty.
- (2) The report must include information on the percentage of children living in households where—
- (a) equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 60% of median equivalised net household income for the most recent financial year;
- (b) equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 70% of median equivalised net household income for the most recent financial year, and which experience material deprivation;
- (c) equivalised net income for the financial year is less than 60% of median equivalised net household income for the financial year beginning 1 April 2010, adjusted in a prescribed manner to take account of changes in the value of money since that year; and
- (d) equivalised net income has been less than 60% of median equivalised net household income in at least 3 of the survey years.
- (3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(d), the survey years are the calendar year that ends in the financial year addressed in subsection (2)(a) and (b), and the 3 preceding calendar years.”
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
:That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||310 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.5%|
|Lab||0||202 (+2 tell)||0||88.3%|