European Union Review of UK Economic Policy — Government approach to deficit reduction, growth and EU sanctions — 27 Jun 2012 at 19:32

The majority of MPs voted to support of the Government's approach to reducing the deficit and promoting growth, as well as to support the policy of seeking assurances the UK cannot be subject to EU sanctions in relation to EU economic measures.

The motion followed a review of the UK's economic policies by the European Union under the "European Semester"[1] cycle of economic and fiscal policy coordination within the EU.

  • That this House
  • takes note of European Union Documents No. 10834/12[2], relating to the Commission Communication: Action for stability, growth and jobs, No. 10557/12[3] and Addendum, relating to the draft Council Recommendation on the United Kingdom’s 2012 national reform programme and delivering a Council opinion on the United Kingdom’s convergence programme for 2012-2017, and No. 10846/12[4], relating to a Commission Staff Working Document: In depth review for the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No. 1176/2011[5] on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances;
  • welcomes the Commission’s support for the Government’s efforts to reduce the deficit and set the public finances on a sustainable path, which is consistent with the conclusions reached by the IMF and the OECD in their recent reviews of the UK economy;
  • takes note of the Commission’s efforts to address timing difficulties with the European Semester;
  • welcomes the Government’s approach to promoting growth domestically and at EU level; and
  • welcomes the Government’s policy of securing assurances that the UK cannot be subject to sanctions in respect to the Stability and Growth Pact or the new Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.


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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con236 8079.7%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 188073.2%
LDem47 0082.5%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:285 203077.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)no
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)no
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Peter TapsellLouth and HorncastleCon (front bench)no

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