Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax — 13 Jul 2010 at 20:15
The majority of MPs voted against removing the provision in the Finance Bill to increase Value Added Tax from 17.5% to 20%.
The amendment voted on was proposed by Stewart Hosie, Scottish National Party MP for Dundee East. His amendment stated:
- I beg to move amendment 13, in page 2, line 7, leave out subsection (1).
The subsection he was seeking to be removed from the Bill stated:
- In section 2(1) of VATA 1994 (rate of VAT), for “17.5 per cent” substitute “20 per cent”.
-  Finance Bill as at 1st July 2010 (Section 3 Rate of Value Added Tax)
-  Amendment sheet (Amendment in question is no. 13)
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|
|Con||271 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|PC||0||2 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|
|SNP||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|