Lord Campbell of Pittenweem

Liberal Democrat Peer

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted for exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and to require a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Food Banks — Economic Policies Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit 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

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