Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Amount of Tax Due which HMRC Fails to Collect — 5 Sep 2016 at 22:00
Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted to require a report into the amount of tax due which HMRC fails to collect.
The majority of MPs voted not to require a report into the amount of tax due which HMRC fails to collect.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Report into the UK Tax Gap and began:
- ‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall, within one year of the passing of this Act, prepare and publish a report, in consultation with stakeholders, on the UK Tax Gap.
Subclause 2 outlined elements the report would have been required to obtain, and subclause 3 stated:
- (3) For the purposes of this section, the “UK Tax Gap” means the difference in any financial year between the amount of tax HMRC should be entitled to collect and the tax actually collected in that financial year which derives from tax avoidance and tax evasion.’
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 5 September 2016
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.2%|
|Lab||0||181 (+2 tell)||0||79.2%|