Finance Bill — Clause 7 — Report on Impact of System of Taxation of Oil and Gas Production on Investment and Sustainability Particularly of North Sea Operations — 3 May 2011 at 26:45

The majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the impact of the tax arrangements for oil and gas production in the UK on investment and growth and particularly the sustainability of operation the North Sea.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 10, page 4, line 7, at end add:
  • “ (11) The Chancellor shall produce, before 30 September 2011, an assessment of the impact of taxation of ring fence profits on business investment and growth including an assessment of the long-term sustainability of oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.”

Had it not been rejected the above new subclause would have been added to the end of Clause 7 of the Bill[2].

Clause 7 provided for an increase in the tax rate applying to companies producing oil and gas in the UK and on the UK Continental Shelf from 20% to 32%.

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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
Con225 (+1 tell) 0073.9%
Lab1 21 (+2 tell)09.3%
LDem27 (+1 tell) 0049.1%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:253 27045.4%

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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Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)no

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