Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Unemployment in the UK — 7 Oct 2008 at 21:50

I beg to move,

That this House notes with concern the recent increases in unemployment, and the widespread forecasts that the total may rise in the months ahead; further notes that the UK already has almost five million people in receipt of out of work benefits; and calls on the Government to implement measures to help British business secure existing jobs and to improve the back to work support available to those who do become unemployed.

I beg to move, To leave out from 'House' to end and to add instead thereof:

"notes the global economic challenges that are facing the UK; congratulates the Government on policies such as Local Employment Partnerships which have helped nearly 40,000 people find work, Pathways to Work which has supported more than 94,000 people off Incapacity Benefit and into work, and the New Deal which has helped 1.97 million people into jobs; welcomes the policies of this Government which seek to reform the welfare state to give people active support to get back into work as quickly as possible; and supports rapid action to ensure that where redundancies occur people are given the personalised support they need to return to work, to intensify the activity of the welfare state to ensure no-one is written off and to maintain a strong and flexible labour market.".

Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 205, Noes 300.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 158 (+2 tell)082.9%
DUP0 6066.7%
Independent2 0040.0%
Lab294 (+2 tell) 0185.1%
LDem0 33052.4%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP3 00100.0%
SNP0 3042.9%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:299 204180.3%

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Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabboth

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