Opposition Day — Focusing Any Assistance in Budget on Those With Middle and Low Incomes — 7 Jul 2015 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against focusing any assistance provided via the July 2015 budget solely on those with middle and low incomes.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes that people should be given support and incentives to find employment and stay in employment;
- notes that, at a time when the recovery is still fragile for many, the impact of a significant reduction in in-work tax credits could increase hardship and undermine the importance of making work pay;
- believes that any meaningful effort to address the real causes of high welfare costs should tackle the underlying drivers of low pay, housing costs and insecure working conditions;
- further notes that the threat of a £5 billion reduction in child tax credits would see 3.7 million working families lose an average of £1,400 a year in income; and
- urges the Chancellor to guarantee that any assistance in the July 2015 Budget is focused solely on people on middle and low incomes.
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||314 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.8%|
|Lab||0||213 (+2 tell)||0||92.7%|