Finance Bill — Clause 11 — Gift Aid eligibility of museum charges — 13 Jun 2005 at 17:15
David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds voted in the minority (Teller for the Ayes).
Those voting Aye wished to weaken Clause 11 of the Finance Bill, which amended the Finance Act 1990 relating to the fact that museums who were registered as charities were able to reclaim tax back on their admission charges. Usually these tax concessions, known as Gift Aid, apply to charitable donations, and the Treasury considered saw the ability to apply it to entrance fees as a loophole, which this Clause was intended to close.
Inserted section 5H of Clause 11 says, in essence:
Gift Aid is only applicable on an admission tickets (a) that lasts at least one year, or (b) that cost 10% above the standard rate.
Those voting Aye wanted to lower the proposed limit on which ticket would qualify for text relief, from one year to three months.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||157 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|
|Lab||290 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.5%|