Draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Three Tier Sanctions for Jobseeker's Allowance — 12 Sep 2012 at 18:58
The majority of MPs voted for the introduction of a new three tier sanctions regime for Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants.
The three tiers are:
- 13 weeks for a first failure;
- 26 weeks for a second failure committed within 52 weeks of the previous failure; and
- 156 weeks (3 years) for a third or subsequent failure committed within 52 weeks of a previous failure that resulted in a 26 week sanction.
During the sanction periods claimants become ineligible for Jobseeker’s Allowance but can apply for hardship payments.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:
- That the draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, which were laid before this House on 9 July, be approved.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||220 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.8%|
|Lab||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||66.1%|