Alistair Burt

Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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North East Bedfordshire Conservative

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Alistair Burt generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Alistair Burt was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Alistair Burt voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Alistair Burt voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Alistair Burt voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Alistair Burt voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Alistair Burt voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Alistair Burt voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Alistair Burt voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Alistair Burt voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote

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