Local Government Finance Bill — Schedule 1 — Any Distribution of Surplus Business Rate Levy on Basis of Need in Local Authroity Area — 24 Jan 2012 at 19:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring any distribution of surplus money amassed via the business rate levy be made on the basis of need in the relevant local authority area.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 33, page 25, line 34, at end insert
- ‘Any such distribution must be made on the basis of the level of need in any local authority receiving a payment as defined in Schedule 1.’.
The section the amendment would have added the text to is titled Distribution of remaining balance and relates the distribution of any surplus collected via the system of levies intended to fund safety net payments to dampen year to year fluctuations in local councils' business rate income.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill
-  Schedule One of the Local Government Finance Bill
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||241 (+1 tell)||0||0||79.1%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||84.1%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.9%|