Local Government Finance Bill — Schedule 2 — Consider Needs of Local Authority When Determining Revenue Support Grant — 24 Jan 2012 at 20:30
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Secretary of State to satisfy himself the resources available to a local authority are sufficient to meet the needs of the local authority when considering if to make a revenue support grant payment to the authority.
MPs were considering the Local Government Finance Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 65, page 36, line 42, at end insert—
- ‘(2A) In determining whether or not to pay a grant to any authority named above the Secretary of State must satisfy him or herself—
- (a) that the resources available to any local authority (including payments made under Schedule 1 of this Act) are sufficient to meet the needs of the local authority, and
- (b) that there has been no significant change in the circumstances of the local authority resulting in a substantial increase in demand for the authority’s services or for reductions in council tax.’.
If it had not been rejected this amendment would have added the above text to Schedule 2 (2) of the Bill on the payment of a revenue support grant.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill
-  Schedule 2 to the Local Government Finance Bill as at the time of the vote
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||241 (+2 tell)||0||0||79.4%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||82.9%|