Opposition Day — Put Over 75s on Cheapest Energy Tariff and Reform Energy Market — 24 Oct 2012 at 15:50
The majority of MPs voted against putting all those over 75 on the cheapest energy tariff; against reforming the Energy Market by breaking the dominance of the big six energy companies; against allowing new businesses to enter the market driving down energy prices; and against introducing a new energy regulator with the power to force energy companies to pass on price cuts when wholesale costs fall.
The rejected motion stated:
- That this House
- notes that annual energy bills have risen by more than £200 since May 2010, with further price rises on the way;
- calls on the Government to help families and pensioners with their energy bills this winter by requiring energy companies to put all people aged over 75 on their cheapest tariff; and
- further calls for it to reform the energy market to break the dominance of the Big Six by requiring them to sell power into a pool, and allowing new businesses to enter the market, thereby increasing competition and driving down energy bills for all, and to replace Ofgem with a tough new energy regulator with the power to force energy companies to pass on price cuts when wholesale costs fall.
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||248 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.6%|
|Lab||0||206 (+2 tell)||0||82.2%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|