Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component — 27 Oct 2015 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted to remove the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. This would reduce the amount paid to those who are ill or disabled, but who are not deemed to be severely limited in what they can do, by £29.05 per week; reducing the benefit to the same level as job-seeker's allowance.

MPs were considering the Welfare Reform and Work Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment: 56, page 14, line 15, leave out Clause 13

Clause 13[2] was titled Employment and support allowance: work-related activity component. The clause provided for an amendment to Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. The component is paid at a rate of £29.05 per week.[3]

Together with the removal of the Limited Capability for Work component in Universal Credit the changes are expected to reduce Government spending by £640m per year in 2020/21.[3]

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
Con315 (+2 tell) 0096.1%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab0 212091.8%
LDem0 6075.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 53 (+2 tell)0100.0%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:315 287094.2%

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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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