Finance Bill — Remote rural fuel discount scheme — rejected — 2 Jul 2008 at 18:30
The majority of MPs voted against establishing a "remote rural fuel discount scheme" in this years' annual Finance Bill, which establishes the tax regime across the country.
The clause, which was rejected, said:
- The Treasury shall by regulations provide for the introduction, by no later than 1 April 2009, of a remote rural fuel discount scheme whose purpose is to provide a rebate on road fuel duty at qualifying retail outlets in qualifying areas to reduce the premium paid for fuel in such areas over the national average.
- These regulations may:
- specify the amount of the fuel duty rebate;
- define "remote rural areas";
- define qualifying retail outlets, including any restriction;
- specify how the rebate is to be applied, including, authorising HMRC to define procedures and conduct audits, and how any administrative costs are to be defrayed;
- provide for it to be an offence for a person fraudulently to supply or sell rebated fuel other than as proscribed by these regulations;
- provide for a system of registration of eligible retail outlets;
- provide for the scheme to be administered in Scotland by the Scottish Executive and in Wales by the Welsh Ministers.
No Conservative MPs voted for or against this law.
-  John Thurso MP, House of Commons, 2 July 2008
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||303 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.1%|
|LDem||0||54 (+2 tell)||0||88.9%|