Draft EU Budget 2011 — 13 Oct 2010 at 20:24
The majority of MPs voted against saying it would be wrong to increase Britain's contribution to the European Union budget; but supported the Government's efforts to maintain the 2011 EU budget at the cash levels equivalent to the 2010 budget.
The House of Commons was debating a motion introduced by Conservative Minister Justine Greening the Economic Secretary to the Treasury stating:
- That this House
- takes note of European Union Document No. SEC(2010) 473, Statement of Estimates of the European Commission for the financial year 2011;and
- supports the Government's efforts to maintain the 2011 EU budget at the cash levels equivalent to the 2010 budget, while ensuring better value for money in EU expenditure.
This vote was on an amendment proposed by Conservative MP Douglas Carswell which read:
- (b), leave out from 'the financial year 2011' to end and add
- 'is concerned at the above-inflation increase being made to Britain's EU budget contribution; believes that, at a time when the Government is poised to make reductions in public spending elsewhere, it is wrong to increase that contribution; and calls on the Government to reduce Britain's EU budget contribution'.
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||205 (+2 tell)||35 (+2 tell)||0||79.7%|