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Lord Hague of Richmond

Conservative Peer

@williamjhague

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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Lord Hague of Richmond 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 13 Jan 2015: Lord Hague of Richmond voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to approve the March 2014 budget, increasing the personal income tax allowance, reducing corporation tax, capping welfare spending, reducing alcohol duties and more. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to set 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: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather allow them to be increased by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to cap any increase in specified benefits payments and tax credits at 1% rather than allow them to increase by 2.2% in line with prices. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2013: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Lord Hague of Richmond 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: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond voted against introducing a childcare element to Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond voted against a proposal to exclude up to fifty thousand pounds in an ISA from the assessment of capital used to determine if someone in work is eligible for Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Lord Hague of Richmond was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Lord Hague of Richmond voted in support of government plans to reduce housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

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