Opposition Day — Youth Unemployment — 16 Feb 2011 at 16:03
The majority of MPs voted against commissioning an independent assessment of the "Future Jobs Fund" before implementing the "Work Programme".
The text of the motion rejected by the majority of MPs was:
- That this House
- believes that the Government was wrong to cancel the Future Jobs Fund that would have created 200,000 jobs for young people;
- further believes that the Government's economic policies have slowed economic growth, raised youth unemployment and created the highest graduate unemployment for over a decade;
- further believes that urgent action is now required to stop a generation of young people being lost to worklessness; and
- calls on the Government to commission an independent assessment of the Future Jobs Fund to report to Parliament before the Government's Work Programme is implemented and to evaluate whether a guarantee and requirement of work incorporated into the Programme would bring down youth unemployment in the short and longer term and limit steep rises in welfare payments.
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||267 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.6%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|