Social Security (Additional Payments) (No. 2) Bill — Clause 1 — Means-tested additional payments: main payments — 6 Mar 2023 at 20:00
“Maybe it would be better if I wasn’t alive, for everyone else’s benefit.”
“in April 2023, the annual uprating of benefits will merely take them back to around the level they were at a year earlier-the shortfall that opened up between September 2021 and April 2022 will still remain unplugged.”
“unsophisticated character of the payment system made inclusion impossible.”
“all payments due under this Act are increased by the rate of inflation as measured by the latest Consumer Prices Index at the time of payment, if that is higher than the original amount.”
“review the public health and poverty effects of the provisions of this Act and lay a report…before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act.”
“Each 1% increase in child poverty was significantly associated with an extra 5.8 infant deaths per 100 000 live births”
“about a third of the increases in infant mortality between 2014 and 2017 can be attributed to rising child poverty”.
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||277 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.5%|
|LDem||0||4 (+2 tell)||0||42.9%|