Finance Bill — Rate of duty on spirits — 28 Jul 1997

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.

The Aye voters failed to pass an amendment to the Finance Bill 1997 that would have deleted the following lines from the Bill:

"Rate of duty on spirits-
(1) In section 5 of the [1979 c. 4.] Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (spirits), for “£18.99” there shall be substituted “£19.56”.
(2) This section shall come into force on 1st January 1998."

Consequently, we can see that the amendment would have stopped the increase in duty on spirits.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 127 (+1 tell)079.0%
Lab327 (+2 tell) 0079.1%
LDem0 29063.0%
SNP0 1 (+1 tell)033.3%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:327 158076.4%

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