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.[1]

This law would have been included in the Finance Bill, the law which puts the Chancellor's budget to effect.[2]

A Parliamentary Written Question attempting to elicit the information contained within such a report was published on the same day.[3]

The Julia Goldsworthy, Vince Cable, and Frank Field co-sponsored the new clause.[4] All Conservative MPs were absent from the vote, except for Bob Spink.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 100.5%
DUP0 1011.1%
Independent0 20100.0%
Lab269 (+2 tell) 7079.2%
LDem0 50 (+2 tell)082.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 3050.0%
Total:269 67054.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)aye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)aye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye

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