Local Government Finance Bill — New Clause 6 — Determination of Central vs Local Share of Business Rates — 21 May 2012 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Secretary of State to have regard to an areas's needs and capacity for business rate growth when determining the proportion of business rates to be retained locally.
The text of the rejected new clause was:
- (1) In determining the central share and the local share for any relevant authority, the Secretary of State must have regard to—
- (a) the level of need in that authority, and
- (b) the likely capacity of the authority to benefit from business rate growth.
- (2) Any assessment of the level of need shall include—
- (a) the ranking of the local authority in the Index of Multiple Deprivation,
- (b) the level of unemployment within the authority’s area,
- (c) the proportion of adults within the authority’s area who have a limiting long-term illness,
- (d) the number of adults within the area who are in receipt of social care,
- (e) the number of looked-after children within the authority, and
- (f) the level of child poverty within the authority’s area.
- (3) The Secretary of State must lay his assessment before the House at the same time as the Local Government Finance Report
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||233 (+1 tell)||0||0||76.5%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||77.0%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|