Finance Bill — Clause 8 and Schedule 1 — Child Benefit Recovery from those with an income of over £50K — 19 Apr 2012 at 18:14
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to recover Child Benefit from those with an income of over £50K
The majority of MPs voted to seek to recover Child Benefit from those with a net income of over £50K per year.
MPs voted on the question:
- That clause 8 stand part of the Bill; and that schedule 1 be the First schedule to the Bill
Clause 8 in the version of the bill under consideration stated:
- High income child benefit charge
- Schedule 1 contains provision for and in connection with a high income child benefit charge.
The schedule referred to describes a tax on those with an income over £50,000 designed to recover child benefit paid to such individuals. The tax only applies to the higher earning individual in a couple.
The rejected amendment that was proposed was to "leave out clause 8"; ie. to drop the proposals intended to recover child benefit from those with an income over £50,000.
-  Official Report, House of Commons, 19 April 2012
-  Clause 8 of Finance Bill as introduced dated 28 March 2012
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||245 (+2 tell)||5||0||82.4%|
|Lab||0||217 (+2 tell)||0||85.2%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||no|