Opposition Day — Banking — National Minimum Wage — 15 Jan 2014 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted against strengthening the enforcement of the minimum wage, against increasing the national minimum wage, and against encouraging employers to pay a living wage.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- celebrates the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, which falls this year, and the contribution it has made to making work pay, boosting living standards and tackling in-work poverty;
- notes that, before the National Minimum Wage was established, poverty pay was widespread and that the Conservative Party and many Liberal Democrat hon. Members opposed its introduction;
- further notes that families are on average £1,600 worse off a year and that the National Minimum Wage is now worth less in real terms than in May 2010;
- further notes that the Government has not backed up its promise to name and shame firms not paying the minimum wage;
- calls on the Government to strengthen enforcement of the National Minimum Wage, including by increasing fines for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage and giving local authorities enforcement powers; and
- further calls on the Government to encourage employers to pay a living wage and take action to restore the value of the National Minimum Wage so that the UK can earn its way out of the cost of living crisis and to help control the cost of social security.
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||253 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||225 (+2 tell)||0||88.3%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.4%|