International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — New Clause 5 — Consider Payments to the EU, Welfare Benefits for Foreign Nationals and More as Development Aid — 5 Dec 2014 at 11:45

The majority of MPs voted against including the amount paid by the UK to the EU, welfare benefits paid to foreign nationals and those living abroad, and the costs of the Department for International Development in calculations of international aid spending.

MPs were considering the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill[1]. The Bill provides for a target of at least 0.7% of national income being spent on international aid and includes arrangements for evaluation of that aid spending.

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote stated:

  • An amount equivalent to the following annual payments, or estimates thereof, shall be included in the calculation of annual UK ODA for the purposes of section 1—
  • (a) the amount payable by the United Kingdom to the European Union.
  • (b) Welfare benefits paid to foreign nationals.
  • (c) Welfare benefits paid to UK nationals living abroad.
  • (d) The administrative costs of the Department for International Development and its agencies and associated public bodies.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause be read a Second time.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con38 3 (+2 tell)014.2%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab79 (+1 tell) 0031.0%
LDem24 (+1 tell) 0044.6%
SNP3 0050.0%
UKIP0 1050.0%
Total:147 4024.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)tellaye
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)tellaye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetCon (front bench)aye

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