Income Tax — Abolition of 10% starting rate — 18 Mar 2008 at 21:41
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
The majority of MPs voted to delete all references to the "starting rate" of taxation in the Income Tax Act 2007. This left only the "basic rate", whose limit was moved from £33,300 to £36,000 and the "higher rate" of income tax.
Two months after the April 2007 budget, a law which would have required the Government to produce an assessment of how any change in personal taxation would affect the different income groups was voted down by a majority of MPs.
-  Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation, House of Commons, 18 March 2008
-  Income Tax Act 2007
-  Clause 20 of the Income Tax Act 2007
-  Julia Goldsworthy MP, House of Commons, 20 April 2007.
-  Vincent Cable MP, Frank Field MP, Madeleine Moon MP, Parliamentary Written Question, 25 June 2007
-  Assessment of tax changes across earnings groups, House of Commons, 25 June 2007
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||88.5%|
|Lab||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.4%|