Covid-19 Economic Support Package — 14 Oct 2020 at 15:47

That this House believes the Government should do what it takes to support areas with additional local restrictions, currently the North of England and parts of the Midlands, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by reforming the Job Support Scheme so it incentivises employers to keep staff on rather than letting them go; ensuring no-one is pushed into poverty when they do the right thing; providing clear, consistent and fair funding that goes hand-in-hand with the imposition of new restrictions, including using the £1.3 billion underspend on the grants fund to support local jobs; fixing gaps in support for the self-employed; and extending the ban on evictions.
“welcomes the Government’s package of support worth over £200 billion to help protect jobs and businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, including the eight-month long Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, £1,000 Job Retention Bonus, unprecedented loan schemes, business grants and tax cuts; further welcomes the pledge to protect, create and support jobs through measures in the £30 billion Plan for Jobs such as Eat Out to Help Out, VAT and stamp duty cuts and the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme; acknowledges the further support for jobs with increased cash grants and the expanded Job Support Scheme to support those businesses legally required to close due to national or local lockdowns; and further acknowledges that this is one of the most comprehensive and generous packages of support anywhere in the world.”
“associated costs in terms of health and wellbeing”
“would cause unimaginable damage to our economy and…wellbeing.”
“The proposed ‘Job Support Scheme’ will not protect jobs.”
“this House believes the Government should do what it takes to support areas with additional local restrictions”.
“5 out of 8 appointments cancelled today due to clients being in contact with someone who may have Coronavirus.”
“We will do whatever it takes”-
“The North East now finds itself with the highest unemployment rate, the lowest employment rate and the lowest average hours worked of all British regions…Although the Government’s amendments to the Jobs Support Scheme offers some support for our region in the event of tighter restrictions, it does not go far enough.”
“Whilst we are continually working to protect jobs, with every new instruction from Government our delicate business balance fractures further.”
“We do not expect special treatment as a sector. We simply want to be treated like all others that have been allowed to reopen under Government-approved guidance. We currently do not feel like our industry is being treated fairly.”
“any deviation from this Government’s proposed plan will cause damage to the United Kingdom economy”.
“a harm for society and the economy on the one hand and a harm for health on the other hand.”

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con336 (+2 tell) 0092.9%
DUP0 3037.5%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 193 (+2 tell)096.5%
LDem0 10090.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 480100.0%
Total:337 261093.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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