Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — 20 Jan 2020 at 21:46
The majority of MPs voted to support the Conservative government's programme of legislation as set out in the Queen's Speech, leading with leaving the European Union by the 31st of January 2020.
The debate on the content of the government's legislative programme outlined in the Queens' speech is technically, and traditionally, on the subject of a message of thanks which the house is to send the monarch for making the speech.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
Those voting to send the letter of thanks to the monarch can presumably be inferred to be supportive of the measures laid out in the Queen's Speech which included:
- Leaving the European Union by the 31st of January 2020.
- Seeking a future relationship with the European Union based on a free trade agreement that benefits the whole of the United Kingdom.
- Beginning trade negotiations with other leading global economies.
- Restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland.
- Enshrining a multi-year funding settlement for the NHS in law.
- Ensuring qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals have fast-track entry to the United Kingdom.
- Removing hospital car parking charges for those in greatest need.
- Reforming social care, ensuring no one who needs care has to sell their home to pay for it.
- Introducing a points-based immigration system to welcome skilled workers from across the world.
- Raising the National Insurance threshold and increasing the National Living Wage
- Increasing funding per pupil in every school.
- Introducing entitlement to leave for unpaid carers
- Making homes available at a discount for local first-time buyers.
- Developing legislation to improve internet safety for all.
- Establishing a Royal Commission to review and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice process.
- Ensuring most serious violent offenders, including terrorists, serve longer in custody.
- Requiring schools, police, councils and health authorities to work together to prevent serious crime.
- Tackling hostile activity conducted by foreign states.
- Investing in the country’s public services and infrastructure.
- Increasing tax credits for research and development.
- Taking steps to meet the world-leading target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
- Banning the export of polluting plastic waste to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
- Repealing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.
- Promoting the United Kingdom’s interests, including freedom of speech, human rights and the rule of law.
- Developing a sanctions regime to directly address human rights abuse.
- Working to ensure that all girls have access to twelve years of quality education.
[This vote is considered, by mySociety, to be in essence a vote of confidence in the Government, so does not impact statements on MPs' policy positions on TheyWorkForYou.com]
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||334 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.1%|
|Lab||0||186 (+2 tell)||0||93.1%|