Criminal Finances Bill — New Clause 19 — The Culture of the Banking Industry and Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion — 21 Feb 2017 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted against a review into the extent to which banking culture contributed to the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in the banking sector.
MPs were considering the Criminal Finances Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: The Culture of the Banking Industry and Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion and stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must undertake a review into the extent to which banking culture contributed to the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in the banking sector.
- (2) The review must consider, but shall not be limited to, the following issues—
- (a) the impact of culture change on decision making senior executive and board level;
- (b) the pressure on staff to meet performance targets;
- (c) how allegations of tax evasion are reported and acted on.
- (3) The review must set out what steps the UK Government intends to take to ensure that banking culture is not facilitating tax evasion.
- (4) In carrying out this review, the Secretary of State must consult—
- (a) devolved administrations;
- (b) HMRC;
- (c) the Serious Fraud Office;
- (d) the Financial Conduct Authority;
- (e) interested charities, and
- (f) anyone else the Secretary of State deems appropriate.
- (5) The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the review before the House of Commons within six months of this Act receiving Royal Assent."
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||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.0%|
|SNP||0||50 (+2 tell)||0||96.3%|