Opposition Day — Rate of House Building — 9 Jul 2014 at 15:47
The majority of MPs voted against calling on the Government to increase the rate of house building to 200,000 homes per year by 2020 by means including those listed in the motion.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes that the Government has failed to tackle the acute housing shortage which is central to the cost of living crisis and over the last four years has presided over the lowest level of new homes being built in peacetime since the 1920s and the lowest number of homes for social rent being built in at least 20 years;
- further notes the recent reports that housing starts are forecast to fall this year with a large fall in affordable housing starts; and
- calls on the Government to tackle the housing shortage and commit to increasing house building to at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020, including by boosting housing supply by creating a Help to Build scheme for small and medium-sized builders alongside a reformed Help to Buy, by reforming the development industry and introducing measures to tackle land banking, by bringing forward plans to deliver a new generation of new towns and garden cities and by giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need.
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||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.6%|