Finance Bill — Clause 8 and Schedule 1 — Child Benefit Recovery from those with an income of over £50K — 19 Apr 2012 at 18:14

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[1]:

  • 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[2] 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.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con245 (+2 tell) 5082.4%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 217 (+2 tell)085.2%
LDem38 0066.7%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:283 231081.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

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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Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Philip DaviesShipleyConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
David NuttallBury NorthConno
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodConno

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