Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Rates of Duty on Alcoholic Liquor — 18 Mar 2008 at 21:41
Mark Simmonds MP, Boston and Skegness voted in the minority (No).
The Aye voters passed an amendment to increase the duties on a range of alcoholic liquors. The Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 was amended as follows:
(2) In section 5 (rate of duty on spirits), for "£19.56" substitute "£21.35".
(3) In section 36(1AA)(a) (standard rate of duty on beer), for "£13.71" substitute "£14.96".
(a) in paragraph (a) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of sparkling cider of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent), for "£172.33" substitute "£188.10",
(b) in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of cider of a strength exceeding 7.5 per cent which is not sparkling cider), for "£39.73" substitute "£43.37", and
(c) in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for "£26.48" substitute "£28.90".
(5) For the table in Schedule 1 substitute-
(6) The amendments made by this Resolution come into force on 17 March 2008.
And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
N.B. Schedule 1 (linked above) refers to the duties on different types and strengths of wine. As you will see from the debate on They Work For You the amendment proposes increasing the duties on all of these wines when you compare it to the original Schedule 1 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act.
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||169 (+2 tell)||0||89.1%|
|Lab||294 (+2 tell)||1||0||84.4%|