Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work — 8 Jun 2016 at 18:47
The majority of MPs voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That this House
- regrets the Government's lack of progress towards halving the disability employment gap;
- further regrets that the Government has not yet published its White Paper on improving support for disabled people;
- notes with concern that commitments made in the Autumn Statement 2015 to help more disabled people through Access to Work and expanding Fit for Work have not materialised;
- further notes that the Government is reducing funding for specialist support for claimants with health conditions and disabilities through the Work and Health Programme; and
- calls on the Government to reverse cuts to the work-related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit work allowances that risk widening the disability employment gap.
The universal credit work allowance is the amount someone receiving benefits via universal credit can earn before their benefits are reduced.
The work-related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance is paid to those considered to have limited capability for work-related activity.
-  Universal Credit work allowances, Department for Work and Pensions, March 2016
-  Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), What you'll get, Gov.UK
-  Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Vote, 27 Oct 2015 at 19:00
-  Charities urge ministers to drop planned cuts to work support allowance, Guardian, Tuesday 27 October 2015
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||262 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.0%|
|Lab||0||155 (+2 tell)||0||68.0%|