Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes — 31 Jan 2012 at 21:30
The majority of MPs voted against requiring local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year.
The rejected amendment stated:
- Amendment 79, page 4, line 35, at end insert-
- ‘(1) Each local authority in preparing its council tax reduction scheme should start on the basis that, all other factors being the same, the total cost should be no greater or less than in the previous financial year.’.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill (now the Local Government Finance Act 2012)
-  Clause 8 of the Local Government Finance Bill as at the time of the division
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||248 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.7%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|