Opposition Day — Public Sector Pensions — 8 Dec 2011 at 15:54
The majority of MPs voted in favour of making public sector pensions less generous.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- recognises and appreciates the valuable work done by public sector workers;
- believes that they should receive pensions which are affordable, sustainable and fair;
- further believes that the changes announced since June 2010 by the Government are primarily for the purposes of deficit reduction rather than a move to secure the long-term sustainability of public sector pensions;
- notes that these changes are unfair on public sector workers who will have to work longer, pay more and receive less in their pension when they retire;
- further notes the findings of the National Audit Office that the 2007-08 pensions re-negotiation changes will generate estimated savings of 14 per cent. by 2059-60 and the conclusions of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts’ Thirty-eighth Report of this Session on the Impact of the 2007-08 changes to public sector pensions (HC 833), that the cost of public service pensions has reduced substantially because of these changes;
- agrees with criticism in both reports of the failure to develop a long-term strategy for the role of pensions in recruitment and retention to the public sector;
- condemns the Government’s threat to cut devolved administrations’ budgets if they do not implement the Government’s immediate levy on pensions contributions; and
- calls on the Government to reverse its unfair changes to public sector pensions.
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||212 (+1 tell)||0||0||69.6%|
|LDem||30 (+1 tell)||0||0||54.4%|
|PC||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|
|SNP||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|