Opposition Day — Pension Age for Women — Policies Widening Inequality Between Men and Women — 8 Jun 2011 at 16:04
The majority of MPs voted for the state pension age for women to rise sooner than 2020 and against independent research on the impact of Government policies on women which could widen inequality between women and men.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- regrets that the Government’s policies are hitting women and families hardest, including direct tax and benefit changes, cuts to childcare support and Sure Start which are making it harder for women to work, reductions in domestic and sexual violence specialist support, and their impact on the provision of social care;
- opposes plans that will make 300,000 women born between December 1953 and October 1954 wait an additional 18 months or longer to receive their state pension;
- calls on the Government to maintain the commitment given in the Coalition Agreement that the state pension age for women will not start to rise to 66 sooner than 2020;
- believes that promoting equality for women is vital to building a fairer society; and
- calls on the Government to commission independent, robust assessments of the impact of its policies on women and to prevent the implementation of policies that could widen inequality between women and men
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||254 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.9%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|