Orders of the Day — New Clause 19 — Taxpayers' charter — 1 Jul 2008 at 20:15
Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (Aye).
'(1) The provisions of Part 7 of this Act shall not come into force until the condition set out in subsection (2) has been satisfied.
(2) The condition referred to in subsection (1) is that the Treasury has, by regulations made by statutory instrument, provided for the introduction, by no later than the passing of the Finance Act 2009, of a Taxpayers' Charter.
(3) Regulations under subsection (2) must-
(a) specify the statutory rights of the taxpayer, including providing for a right to appeal against an action or decision of HMRC, and
(b) specify the statutory duties of the taxpayer, including-
(i) notice periods to which the taxpayer must adhere,
(ii) documents to which the taxpayer must allow access, and
(iii) penalties which may be levied on the taxpayer for failure to comply.
(4) Regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument containing them has been laid before and approved by the House of Commons.'.- [Mr. Jeremy Browne.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-
The House divided: Ayes 214, Noes 299.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||297 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.4%|
|LDem||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||85.7%|