Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill — 7 Nov 2005 at 21:37
Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire voted with the majority (No).
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
This short two-clause Bill is brought before the House as the legislative consequence of the Government's decision to extend the remit of Sir Michael Lyons' independent inquiry into local government funding, and the decision that followed to postpone the 2007 council tax revaluation in England.
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 Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill because the Bill merely delays rather than cancels the council tax revaluation, applies only to England and creates inequalities with other parts of the United Kingdom; and because the removal of the need for revaluation of domestic properties offers taxpayers no protection against the imposition of new higher council tax bands."
The House having divided: Ayes 166, Noes 338.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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||164 (+2 tell)||0||84.7%|
|Lab||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.5%|