European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading — 19 Nov 2007 at 21:43

The Aye-voters successfully carried the motion[1] for the European Communities (Finance) Bill to be given its Second Reading. This is the most important stage for a Bill as it is when the main purpose of a Bill is discussed and voted on.

The main purpose of this Bill was to set out how the UK would contribute to the European Union (EU) budget. It implements the decisions taken at a European Council meeting in December 2005. Under this agreement the UK's contribution to the EU budget was expected to increase between 2007 and 2013. In addition, 20% of the British rebate from the EU was given up.

As such, while this Bill was primarily concerned with financial minutiae, it was emotive for those concerned with the question of increased European integration and enlargement.


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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 178 (+2 tell)092.8%
DUP0 2022.2%
Independent0 1025.0%
Lab305 (+2 tell) 3088.1%
LDem0 31049.2%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:312 215084.2%

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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Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no

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