Opposition Day — Housing — 5 Sep 2012 at 18:52
The majority of MPs voted against introducing a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund 25,000 additional affordable homes, against making planned investment sooner, against reducing VAT on home improvements and against calling on the Government to create jobs.
The text of the motion rejected by the majority of MPs was:
- That this House
- notes that England faces a housing crisis;
- further notes with concern that housing starts, including for affordable housing, are down, and that homelessness and rough sleeping have increased under this Government;
- further notes that the collapse in house building and contraction in construction are a major cause of the double-dip recession;
- believes that the Government needs to take urgent action to get the economy and house building going again; and
- calls on the Government to introduce a tax on bankers’ bonuses to fund the building of 25,000 additional affordable homes, to bring forward infrastructure investment, including for housing, and to cut VAT on home improvements, repairs and maintenance to five per cent for one year to help homeowners and create jobs.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||83.6%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||83.3%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||77.2%|