National Insurance Contributions Bill — Clause 4 — Regional Exclusions from National Insurance Exemption for New Businesses — 13 Jan 2011 at 15:45
Robert Goodwill MP, Scarborough and Whitby voted with the majority (Teller for the Noes).
The majority of MPs voted not to exclude Greater London, the South East Region and the Eastern Region from an exemption for new companies from class 1 National Insurance payments for a a period from June 2010 to September 2013.
MPs were considering the National Insurance Contributions Bill The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 1, page 2, line 9, leave out paragraph (b).
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have affected Clause 4 of the Bill and would have removed the following subclause from the clause titled Holiday for new businesses which set out
- (b) the principal place at which the new business is carried on when it is started is not in any of the excluded regions, and
Subclause (5) stated:
- “The excluded regions” are Greater London, the South East Region and the Eastern Region.
The National Insurance holiday exempted new businesses from paying Class 1 National Insurance contributions payments for the period 22 June 2010 to 5 September 2013.
-  Parliament's webpage on the National Insurance Contributions Bill
-  Clause 4 of the National Insurance Contributions Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||231 (+2 tell)||0||0||76.1%|
|Lab||0||90 (+2 tell)||0||35.8%|