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.

MPs were considering the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill.[1][2][3]

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[2][3] 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.


Debate in Parliament |

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
Alba0 1050.0%
Con302 (+2 tell) 0083.5%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 2060.0%
Lab0 100.5%
LDem0 11091.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1050.0%
SNP0 34 (+2 tell)080.0%
Total:303 58056.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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