Peter Heaton-Jones

Former Conservative MP for North Devon

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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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Peter Heaton-Jones consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 16 Nov 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Peter Heaton-Jones voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Peter Heaton-Jones voted for proposed cuts to tax credits and against investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Peter Heaton-Jones voted against a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Peter Heaton-Jones voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Peter Heaton-Jones voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Peter Heaton-Jones voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote

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