Queen's Speech — Note of Thanks — Legislatative Programme — 12 Jun 2014 at 16:47
The majority of MPs voted to send a proposed note of thanks to the monarch for reading out the government's legislative plans in Parliament.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:
- That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can perhaps be inferred to be supportive of the measures laid out the Queen's Speech.
The measures included in the speech and in the accompanying explanatory material released by the Government included:
- A plastic bag charge
- Deficit reduction
- Transferable tax allowance for married couples
- Increases to the income tax personal allowance and freezing fuel duty
- Providing small firms with fair access to the £230 billion spent each year in the form of public procurement contracts
- Stop highly paid public sector employees keeping redundancy payments when they come back to the same part of the public sector within a short period of time.
- Move the collection of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions into Self Assessment, simplifying the tax system for the self-employed.
- Turn the Highways Agency into a Government owned company,
- Give individuals the freedom and choice to access their pension as they see fit,
- Reduce the starting rate of savings income tax from 10% to 0%, and apply it to up to £5,000 of income.
- To continue to cap the overall benefits bill
- To invest in schools to cope with the rising birth rate; and continue the "Pupil Premium" to improve education for the most deprived children.
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||234 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.4%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.0%|