Opposition Day — Banking — National Minimum Wage — 15 Jan 2014 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted to note the Government's record of increasing the minimum wage each year and its work on enforcement of it; as well as noting tax cuts for the lowest paid.
In this vote the majority of MPs voted to replace an original motion with the following:
- That this house
- notes that since 2010, the Government has increased the National Minimum Wage each year, despite the worst recession in living memory, to protect the income of the low paid and increase their wages relative to average earnings, and is cutting taxes for the low paid to boost take home pay by £705 a year, taking 2.7 million out of income tax altogether;
- welcomes increased employment under this Government, which is at its highest ever level;
- notes that the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has asked the Low Pay Commission for an assessment of how it might achieve a higher National Minimum Wage in the future without damaging employment;
- further notes that the Government has maintained a central enforcement body that covers all areas of the UK and ensures a consistent approach and high quality service; and
- further notes that the Government is quadrupling fines for employers in breach of paying the National Minimum Wage and has already made it easier to name and shame employers who flout the rules.”
There is nothing substantive. It's all "notes" and "welcomes".
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||252 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||218 (+2 tell)||0||85.6%|