Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Council Tax Reduction Schemes — 31 Jan 2012 at 19:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against requiring local councils to consider the impact of schemes to reduce council tax for those in financial need on those in, or seeking employment, and on levels of poverty, including child poverty, in the
The majority of MPs voted against requiring local councils to consider the impact of schemes to reduce council tax for those in financial need on those in, or seeking employment, and on levels of poverty, including child poverty, in the area.
The text of the rejected amendment was:
- amendment 66, page 5, line 6, at end insert—
- ‘(1A) In exercising its powers under section 1(b) the authority must have regard to the impact of the scheme on—
- (a) those persons in the area who are in employment or actively seeking employment, and
- (b) the levels of poverty in the area, including the levels of child poverty.’.
-  Clause 8 of the Local Government Finance Bill as at the time of the division
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill (now the Local Government Finance Act 2012)
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||245 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.7%|
|Lab||0||222 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem (front bench)||aye|