Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes — 31 Jan 2012 at 22:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to move from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need.
The majority of MPs voted to move away from a national council tax benefit to a system of local councils administering council tax reductions for those in financial need. This localisation of council tax support was expected to reduce expenditure on such support by 10%.
MPs were voting on the motion:
- That the clause stand part of the Bill.
The saving expected was £410 million per year.
-  Explanatory notes to the Local Government Finance Bill as introduced
-  Clause 8 of the Local Government Finance Bill as at the time of the division
-  Parliament's webpage on the Local Government Finance Bill (now the Local Government Finance Act 2012)
-  Localising support for council tax - updated impact assessment - 11 June 2012 (produced after 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||252 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||222 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|
|Jeffrey M. Donaldson||Lagan Valley||DUP (front bench)||no|