Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill — New Clause 2 — Review — 20 Sep 2021 at 19:45
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impact of increases to state pensions and related benefits on levels of poverty among pensioners in Scotland, Wales and England.
The proposed new clause rejected a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Review and stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must, no later than 6 months after the date on which this Act is passed, lay before Parliament a report containing an assessment of the impact of this Act on levels of poverty among pensioners in—
- (a) Scotland,
- (b) Wales, and
- (c) England.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would require the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament an assessment of the impact of the uprating next year by price inflation instead of earnings growth on levels of pensioner poverty in Scotland, Wales and England (the Bill does not extend to Northern Ireland).
The Bill provides for the basic State Pension, the full rate of the new State Pension, the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit and survivors’ benefits in Industrial Death Benefit to be increased by the general level of prices and at least by 2.5% for the 2022-23 tax year.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill, as introduced on 21 September 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill, as introduced on 21 September 2021, Parliament.uk
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||83.5%|
|SNP||0||34 (+2 tell)||0||80.0%|