Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Recovery of Child Benefit from Those With Income Over Fifty Thousand Pounds Per Year — 2 Jul 2012 at 23:15
The majority of MPs voted to recover Child Benefit from those with an income of over £50K per year.
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.
-  Finance Bill as amended in public bill committee dated 27 June 2012
-  Cathy Jamieson MP (Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Labour) House of Commons 2 July 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||251 (+1 tell)||8||0||85.0%|
|Lab||0||214 (+2 tell)||0||84.0%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||aye|
|Nadine Dorries||Mid Bedfordshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Stewart Jackson||Peterborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Edward Leigh||Gainsborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||aye|