Opposition Day — UK Steel Industry — 29 Feb 2016 at 21:49
The majority of MPs voted against tougher EU action to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel and against publishing an industrial strategy which commits to using British steel wherever possible for publicly-funded infrastructure projects.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes the crisis in the UK steel industry;
- calls on the Government to support tougher EU action to ensure a level playing field and prevent the dumping of Chinese steel, to support scrapping the lesser duty rule which prevents higher tariffs being imposed that reflect the actual margin of dumping and to examine the implications of granting China Market Economy Status for the EU’s ability to tackle unfair trade; and
- further calls on the Government to publish a full industrial strategy which includes a procurement policy which commits to using British steel wherever possible for publicly-funded infrastructure projects and which supports industrial supply chains across the UK.
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||288 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||183 (+2 tell)||0||80.1%|