Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 — 10 Nov 2008 at 20:39

Lord Lamont of Lerwick was absent

rose to move to resolve, That this House deplores the way that the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008, laid before the House on 15 September, cut the backdating period for pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit in most cases from 12 months to three months, and were:

(a) presented with inadequate evidence to support the policy; and

(b) laid during the Summer Recess to come into force on the day Parliament returned, thus not allowing Parliament to consider them before they came into effect; and

calls on Her Majesty's Government to revoke the regulations because they are likely to increase the number of evictions, and cause particular hardship to older pensioners and those with mental health impairments (SI 2008/2424).

On Question, Whether the said Motion to resolve shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 54; Not-Contents, 84.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con0 52.5%
Crossbench1 105.8%
Lab80 (+2 tell) 038.0%
LDem0 36 (+2 tell)50.7%
Total:81 5119.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Haskins Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbench (front bench)no

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