David Jones voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
Key votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:
On 1 Feb 2012:David Jones 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.
On 1 Feb 2012:David Jones voted not to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days.
On 1 Feb 2012:David Jones 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.
On 1 Feb 2012:David Jones voted not 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.
On 28 Jun 2010:David Jones voted to raise VAT to 20% from the 4th of January 2011.
On 6 Jul 2010:David Jones voted to support the 2010 Finance Bill which included an increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% among other measures.
On 22 Jun 2011:David Jones voted against Labour proposals to reduce the deficit over a longer period, to cut VAT to 17.5%, to repeat the 2010 bank bonus tax, to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people.
On 28 Jun 2011:David Jones voted not to decrease the main rate of VAT by 2.5% to 17.5% for one year as of the 30th of August 2011.
On 3 Jul 2012:David Jones voted against cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5%