Welfare Cap — 10 Jan 2022 at 21:44
The motion approved by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the level of the welfare cap, as specified in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, which was laid before this House on 27 October 2021, be approved.
"The welfare cap is a self-imposed limit on the amount that the government of the United Kingdom can spend on certain social security benefits and tax credits." (Source: Wikipedia)
The welfare cap was specified in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 at £127.5 billion for 2021-2 rising to £141.1 billion for 2024.
The cap was "reset" and increase in-line with forecast spending in this vote.
-  Welfare cap, Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org
-  Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, 27 October 2021, Gov.uk
-  p13 The UK's fiscal targets, Commons Library Research Briefing, 11 July 2022, 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.0%|
|SNP||0||32 (+2 tell)||0||75.6%|
|Kate Hollern||Blackburn||Lab (minister)||both|