Finance Bill — Assessment of Impact of VAT Increase on Mountain Rescue Services — 13 Jul 2010 at 22:15

The majority of MPs voted against a provision requiring the production and publication of a report into the effect of a proposed VAT rise on mountain rescue services being included in the Finance Bill.

An amendment[1] put forward by Liam Byrne MP proposed adding the following to the section of the bill on the rate of VAT:

  • (6) The Treasury shall prepare a report into the impact of the rise provided for by subsection (1) on mountain rescue services in the United Kingdom and lay it before the House of Commons.'

The Finance Bill[2] included provisions to increase the VAT rate from 17.5% to 20% as of the 4th of January 2011.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Con273 (+2 tell) 0089.6%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)089.1%
LDem46 0182.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:319 245188.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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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Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDemboth

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