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[1] 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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con251 (+1 tell) 8085.0%
DUP0 2025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 214 (+2 tell)084.0%
LDem49 (+1 tell) 0087.7%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:300 234083.9%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConaye
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Nadine DorriesMid BedfordshireConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Stewart JacksonPeterboroughConaye
Edward LeighGainsboroughConaye
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodConaye

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