Ian Paisley Jnr

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

DUP MP for North Antrim

@ianpaisleymp

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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Ian Paisley Jnr generally voted against 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 16 Nov 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance — Analysis of Impact of Changes on Those with Different Incomes Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Reducing Public Borrowing — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted for 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: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Ian Paisley Jnr voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against setting the rate of increase of certain benefits, payments and tax credits at 1% rather than in line with prices at 2.2% for 2014 and 2015 Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr voted not to cap specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% potentially allowing them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr voted not to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% given an increase in prices of 2.2%. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against capping proposed increases in working age benefits and tax credits at 1% potentially allowing them to rise by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against capping any increase discretionary working age benefits and tax credits at 1% in 2014-15 and 2015-16 Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 — Individual Benefits Cap Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against introducing under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and not to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs — Exemptions from Benefit Reductions Due to Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted for those who have been ill or disabled since their youth to receive 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: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to allow those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment to continue to receive contribution based Employment and Support Allowance after the usual 365 day limit is reached. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted not to exclude child benefit from the benefit cap. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to require the housing cost element of universal credit to be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Ian Paisley Jnr voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — New Clause 2 — Childcare Element in Universal Credit Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr 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: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Ian Paisley Jnr was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Ian Paisley Jnr voted against reducing housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

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