[S1M-1627] Decision Time — 8 Feb 2001 at 17:00
This looks like the vote on S1M-1627
The description in the bulletin on 2001-02-05 is:
*S1M-1627 Tommy Sheridan: Abolition of Council Tax—That the Parliament believes that the council tax is a fundamentally unfair and regressive tax; believes in social justice and the redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor; therefore agrees to abolish the council tax and replace it with the Scottish Service Tax which is based on an individual’s income and is inherently fairer, more efficient and redistributive; notes that the Scottish Service Tax would raise more revenue than the council tax and that it would remove the burden of paying for local government jobs and services from the shoulders of low paid workers and pensioners and place it firmly on the shoulders of the well paid and the wealthy, and believes that the introduction of the Scottish Service Tax should be complemented by the return of the right for local authorities to raise and retain their business rates and a thorough investigation of land value and speculation taxes to supplement local authority revenue.
Text Introducing Division:
The next question is, that motion S1M-1627, in the name of Tommy Sheridan, on the abolition of council tax, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Abstentions||Turnout|
|Christine Grahame||South of Scotland||SNP||no|
|Lloyd Quinan||West of Scotland||SNP||no|
|George Reid||Mid Scotland and Fife||SNP||no|