Finance Bill — 20 Apr 1999
John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.
[Relevant document: The Fourth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 1998-99, on the 1999 Budget (HC 325).]
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, To leave out from 'That' to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance Bill because it imposes further hidden taxes on families, on homeowners, on motorists, on consumers and on business, adding extra costs to business at a time of economic uncertainty and rising unemployment and fails to reverse the damaging measures introduced by the last two Finance Acts which introduced similar damaging and hidden tax increases together with increases in the tax burden on companies and tax rises on savings and on pension funds."
Before Britain enters, he said:
"We are determined that these must be in place."--[ Official Report , 23 February 1999; Vol. 326, c. 183.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 132, Noes 341.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||128 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|
|Lab||306 (+2 tell)||0||0||74.2%|