Council Tax Revaluation — 19 Oct 2005 at 15:50
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"welcomes the Government's decision to postpone the revaluation of council tax in England in order that it may take full account of Sir Michael Lyons's further work on the functions of local government as well as its financing; supports the Government's extension of Sir Michael's terms of reference, which will enable him to review the strategic role of local government and therefore set any proposals for the reform of the funding system within the context of that role and of councils' accountability; recognises that the devolution settlement for Wales gives responsibility for council tax matters to the National Assembly for Wales, and that the context for rating reform in Northern Ireland is very different from that in Great Britain; refutes any suggestion that Northern Ireland is being used as a testing ground for reform in England; and looks forward to the final report of Sir Michael Lyons's inquiry which it is confident will provide a real opportunity for fundamental and lasting reform."
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 247, Noes 300.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||183 (+2 tell)||0||94.4%|
|Lab||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.0%|