Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Rate of Duty on Spirits — 14 May 2003 at 19:00

Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (Aye).

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

I am delighted to be able to move new clause 1, which is aimed at reducing the duty on spirits by 3 per cent. This measure is primarily aimed at helping to boost the Scotch whisky industry, but it would of course have a positive effect on the Irish whiskey industry, affecting colleagues from Northern Ireland, and on the constituency in Wales that produces the sole Welsh whisky, Penderyn. It would also help spirit producers elsewhere in the UK who do not produce whisky.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-

The Committee divided: Ayes 174, Noes 292.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 125076.7%
DUP0 2040.0%
Ind1 00100.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 0071.5%
LDem0 35 (+1 tell)067.9%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 4 (+1 tell)0100.0%
UUP0 5083.3%
Total:292 174072.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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