Opposition Day — Pensioners and Winter Fuel Payments — 22 Nov 2011 at 19:28
The majority of MPs against requiring a review of the impact of decision on Winter Fuel Payments and VAT and to act to ease the burden on pensioner households.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- is concerned about pressures on pensioner households this winter with high and rising fuel prices;
- notes that the Winter Fuel Payment will be £50 lower in the winter of 2011-12 than in each of the last three years for a pensioner aged 60 or over and £100 lower for those pensioners aged 80 or over; and
- calls on the Government to review the impact of its decisions on Winter Fuel Payments and VAT, and to announce in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement urgent steps to ease the burden on pensioner households.
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||241 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.4%|
|DUP||0||5 (+2 tell)||0||87.5%|