David Cameron

Former Conservative MP for Witney

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Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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David Cameron generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 20 Jul 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Reducing Public Borrowing — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Required to Participate in Activities Intended to Increase Their Chances of Obtaining Work Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Work Related Activity Component from Employment and Support Allowance — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Limited Capability for Work Component from Universal Credit — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Universal Credit Work Allowance — Decision to Cut Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy — Tax Credits — Investment in Science, Technology and Green Jobs Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: David Cameron voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: David Cameron voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: David Cameron voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: David Cameron voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: David Cameron voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: David Cameron 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 20 Jul 2015: David Cameron 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 4 Jun 2015: David Cameron voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2015: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: David Cameron voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: David Cameron was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Halt Further Spending and Welfare Cuts and Investigation Impact of Austerity Measures Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: David Cameron voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: David Cameron voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: David Cameron voted in favour of capping any increase in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% rather than potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: David Cameron voted to cap any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: David Cameron voted to cap the total amount of welfare benefits an individual can claim from April 2013 at £350 for a single person and £500 for couple per week. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: David Cameron voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: David Cameron voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron voted against those who have been ill or disabled since their youth recieving Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron voted not to make an exception for those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment from the 365 day limit on receiving contribution based Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron 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 1 Feb 2012: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — New Clause 2 — Childcare Element in Universal Credit Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 5 — Exclusion of Up to Fifty Thousand Pounds in an ISA from Capital Used to Determine Universal Credit Eligibility Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: David Cameron was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Show vote

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