Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Rate of Duty on Spirits — 14 May 2003 at 19:00
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
I am delighted to be able to move new clause 1, which is aimed at reducing the duty on spirits by 3 per cent. This measure is primarily aimed at helping to boost the Scotch whisky industry, but it would of course have a positive effect on the Irish whiskey industry, affecting colleagues from Northern Ireland, and on the constituency in Wales that produces the sole Welsh whisky, Penderyn. It would also help spirit producers elsewhere in the UK who do not produce whisky.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:-
The Committee divided: Ayes 174, Noes 292.
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|
|Lab||291 (+2 tell)||0||0||71.5%|
|LDem||0||35 (+1 tell)||0||67.9%|
|SNP||0||4 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|