Backbench Business — Indexation of Occupational Pensions — 1 Mar 2012 at 15:04
The majority of MPs voted against a return to basing the indexation for occupational pensions on the Retail Prices Index.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes that the e-petition entitled Public and Private Pension Increases—change from RPI to CPI attracted over 100,000 signatures very quickly, revealing a high level of concern about the Government’s decision to change the indexation for occupational pensions from the Retail Prices Index to the Consumer Price Index, which will mean that many people, both those retired and those yet to retire, will receive less in their pension payments than they were led to expect; and
- calls on the Government to reintroduce the RPI measure immediately.
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||218 (+1 tell)||0||0||71.6%|
|Lab||0||19 (+2 tell)||0||8.1%|
|LDem||15 (+1 tell)||1||0||29.8%|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||aye|