Opposition Day — The Economy — Tax Credits — Investment in Science, Technology and Green Jobs — 18 Nov 2015 at 16:05
The majority of MPs voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs.
The motion rejected in this vote stated:
- That this House
- believes that the Government has failed to deliver on its commitment to stand up for working people;
- notes that the Government’s existing plans to cut tax credits will cost more than three million working families an average of £1,300 a year from next April;
- further notes that 4.1 million children now live in absolute poverty, an increase of 500,000 since 2009-10;
- notes that in 2014 the UK’s current account deficit reached the highest level ever recorded, at 5.1 per cent;
- notes that 85 per cent of the money saved from tax and benefit changes in the last Parliament came from women;
- further believes that the Government has failed to deliver the more sustainable economy the country needs;
- notes that, rather than investing in building new homes to cut housing benefit costs, housing investment has been slashed and housing benefit has risen by over £2 billion a year in real terms;
- notes that the gap between UK productivity per hour worked and the rest of the G7 grew to 20 percentage points in 2014, the widest productivity gap since 1991;
- believes that further deep cuts to the budget of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills could damage the Government’s ability to boost innovation and productivity and could restrict opportunities for British businesses and workers to succeed in the global economy;
- calls on the Government to reverse fully and fairly its plans to cut tax credits from next April; and
- further calls for the Government to invest in growing a more productive economy with a focus on science, technology and green jobs to equip Britain for the future and share more fairly the proceeds of growth.
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||296 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.3%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||85.3%|