The Economy and Work

Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 4:50 pm on 26th May 2016.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: at the end of the Question to add:

“but respectfully regret that a Bill to protect the National Health Service from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was not included in the Gracious Speech.”.—(Mr. Lilley.)

Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 33), That the amendment be made.

Question agreed to.

Amendment proposed: at the end of the Question to add:

“but regret that the measures set out fail to meet the challenges facing the majority of people living in the nations and regions of the UK; call in particular for your Government to change course on plans for austerity spending cuts, which are damaging the UK’s economic growth and punishing the incomes of hardworking people, and to consider a modest investment in public services to stimulate economic growth; and further call on your Government to withdraw proposals to waste as much as £200 billion on new nuclear weapons, to go further than the recommendations of the Strathclyde Review by abolishing the House of Lords, to work more respectfully with the nations and regions of the UK to deliver meaningful devolution, to acknowledge its responsibility as a member of the international community in contributing to the resolution of the refugee crisis in Europe and to acknowledge its responsibility to outline a positive vision for the UK’s continued membership of the EU.”.—(Stewart Hosie.)

Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 33), That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 52, Noes 303.