Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading — 10 Jan 2012 at 21:49
David Laws MP, Yeovil voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax.
The majority of MPs voted to support the Local Government Finance Bill at its second reading; ie. to agree with the core principles of the Bill and to allow it to progress towards becoming law.
The explanatory notes to the Bill summarise the core provisions contained within the Bill:
- Enabling local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area.
- Localising the systems for helping those in financial need pay council tax by abolishing the council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill (Now the Local Government Finance Act 2012)
-  Explanatory notes to the Local Government Finance Bill - 19th December 2011
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||277 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.8%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||1||0||89.5%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||no|