Censure of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions — Esther McVey MP — Universal Credit — 11 Jul 2018 at 15:55
The majority of MPs voted not to express severe disapproval of Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and not to reduce her ministerial salary to zero for four weeks.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- censures the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the right hon. Member for Tatton, for her handling of the roll-out of universal credit and her response to the NAO report, Rolling Out Universal Credit;
- notes that the Department for Work and Pensions’ own survey of claimants published on 8 June 2018 showed that 40 per cent of claimants were experiencing financial hardship even nine months into a claim and that 20 per cent of claimants were unable to make a claim online;
- further censures the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for not pausing the roll-out of universal credit in the light of this evidence; and
- calls on the Government to reduce the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ ministerial salary to zero for four weeks.
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||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||95.9%|
|Lab||0||227 (+2 tell)||0||88.1%|