Debate on the Address — Economy, Pensions and Welfare — 15 Dec 2008 at 21:44
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move an amendment, at the end of the Question to add:
"but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to deliver a clear direction for British economic policy, does not contain measures to assist in building a low debt and low tax economy, and lacks any radical action to unblock the credit channels of our banking system; note that many individuals have seen returns on their savings severely reduced as a result of the economic downturn and regret that the Government has no plans for emergency protection of pensioners with a suspension of annuity rules; further regret the absence of a clear strategy on value added tax; and further regret the absence of measures to avoid the United Kingdom undergoing the worst recession in the G7 next year.".
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided: Ayes 255, Noes 306.
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||0||180 (+2 tell)||0||94.3%|
|Lab||304 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.4%|