Finance Bill — No Increase in VAT Rate for Charities — rejected — 13 Jul 2010 at 21:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%.
The majority of MPs voted against exempting charities' charitable activities from the January 2011 increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%.
- in clause 3, page 2, line 11, at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (3A) below,'.
The proposed additional clause (3A) states:
- (3A) The amendment made by subsection (1) shall not have effect in relation to any supply made on or after 4 January 2011 to a charity where such supply is made to that charity solely in relation to its charitable non-business activities.'
-  Amendment sheet (Relevant amendment are no.s 35 & 36)
-  Finance Bill as at 1st July 2010 (Section 3 Rate of Value Added Tax)
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|
|Con||277 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.8%|
|Lab||0||225 (+2 tell)||0||88.0%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||1||0||80.7%|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||aye|