Finance Bill — Require Impact Assessments Before VAT Increase — rejected — 13 Jul 2010 at 21:15
Alan Beith MP, Berwick-upon-Tweed voted with the majority (No).
The majority of MPs voted against delaying the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% by a year from 4 January 2011 to the 4 January 2012 if a report on the effects of the VAT rise had not been completed.
No requirements to produce a report on the effects of the VAT rise eventually made the Finance Act, but proposals to demand reports on the effect of the increase on mountain rescue services, pensioners and disabled people were debated.
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||275 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.2%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|