Income tax — Assessment of changes across earnings groups — rejected — 25 Jun 2007 at 21:45
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Government to publish an assessment of the effects of any proposed change in personal taxation -- broken down by earnings group -- and arrange for transitional relief if it is going to have an adverse effect on the lowest earnings group.
This law would have been included in the Finance Bill, the law which puts the Chancellor's budget to effect.
A Parliamentary Written Question attempting to elicit the information contained within such a report was published on the same day.
The Julia Goldsworthy, Vince Cable, and Frank Field co-sponsored the new clause. All Conservative MPs were absent from the vote, except for Bob Spink.
-  Frank Field MP, House of Commons, 25 June 2007
-  Finance Bill 2006-07
-  Vincent Cable MP, Frank Field MP, Madeleine Moon MP, Parliamentary Written Question, 25 June 2007
-  New Clause 14, Consideration of Bill, 25 June 2007.
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||269 (+2 tell)||7||0||79.2%|
|LDem||0||50 (+2 tell)||0||82.5%|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|