Finance Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Clause 3 — Duty on beverages made with spirits to be at spirits rates — 4 Jul 2002 at 14:45
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (Aye).
The Aye voters failed to pass an amendment to delete lines 20 to 25 in clause 3 of the Finance Bill 2002.
Lines 20-25 read as follows:
"(1) Omit section 1(9) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 (under which alcoholic beverages of a strength between 1.2 and 5.5 per cent made with spirits are treated as not being spirits, unless of a description specified by Treasury order).
(2) This section shall be deemed to have come into force on 28th April 2002.
Consequently, we can see that the amendment wanted to preserve the existing arrangement whereby alcoholic beverages of a strength between 1.2% and 5.5% made with spirits are classified as not spirits.
However, since the amendment was not passed these types of alcoholic beverages are now considered spirits which means they are subject to higher rates of duty.
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||102 (+2 tell)||0||63.4%|
|Lab||268 (+2 tell)||0||0||65.9%|