Finance Bill — New Clause 10 — VAT — 28 Jun 2011 at 25:22
The majority of MPs rejected a proposal to assess the impact of the rate of VAT on the UK's economic growth.
The rejected motion stated:
- The Treasury shall, within three months of the passing of this Act, report to Parliament its assessment of the impact of the rate of VAT on UK economic growth.’
Labour opposition members spoke in the debate in favour of a VAT cut; they were in favour of a report because they thought it would show the current 20% VAT rate was damaging the economy and ought be reduced. Labour MP Mr Hanson, who proposed the rejected motion stated during the debate:
- Labour policy is to have a temporary reduction [in VAT] to tackle the real issues that we all face in our constituencies in relation to jobs, living standards and the future of our businesses.
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||251 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||148 (+2 tell)||0||58.4%|