Cost of Living — Supports the Government — 9 Jul 2008 at 16:20

The majority of MPs voted to accept the motion, which read:[1]

  • This House
  • notes that the Governor of the Bank of England's letter of 16th June 2008 to the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that 1.1 per cent. of the 1.2 per cent. increase in recent months in inflation was due to global energy and food prices;
  • further notes the Government's global leadership and supports the Government's action to tackle price rises with action on an international level, including pushing for a successful conclusion to the Doha round of negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and examining the impact of biofuels on food production;
  • acknowledges the significant increases in world prices, with the oil price rising by 80 per cent. and food prices up by 60 per cent. in the 12 months to May 2008;
  • recognises that these increases in global prices affect every country and put real pressure on family budgets throughout the UK;
  • further acknowledges that the measures that the Government has taken and will continue to take to support families, individuals and businesses throughout the UK include extra tax credits, increased tax allowances, further winter fuel payments and increases in child benefit;
  • considers that a strong and stable economy delivers the most important support for working families; and
  • supports the Government's actions that have delivered unemployment, inflation and interest rates all at historically low levels.

This followed the rejection of a previous motion.[2]

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 134 (+1 tell)070.3%
DUP0 5 (+1 tell)066.7%
Independent1 1040.0%
Lab292 (+2 tell) 0084.0%
LDem0 50079.4%
PC0 1033.3%
SNP0 3050.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:293 195078.2%

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