Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill — Clause 1 — Consideration of Clawback Conditions When Providing Financial Assistance for the Provision of Infrastructure — 15 Oct 2012 at 21:00

The majority of MPs voted against requiring reasonable consideration to be given to clawback conditions to safeguard best value for the taxpayer when spending on financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure.

MPs were considering the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 7, in page 2, line 3, at end insert—

‘(6A) In any agreement to give financial assistance in this section the Treasury or Secretary of State shall give reasonable consideration to clawback provisions which safeguard best value for the taxpayer.’.

This would have affected clause 1(1) of the Bill[2] which started:

  • There may be paid out of money provided by Parliament expenditure incurred
  • (a) by the Treasury, or
  • (b) by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury,
  • in giving, or in connection with giving, financial assistance to any person in respect of the provision of infrastructure.

Infrastructure was subsequently defined as including (a) water, electricity, gas, telecommunications, sewerage or other services, (b) railway facilities (including rolling stock), roads or other transport facilities, (c) health or educational facilities, (d) court or prison facilities, and (e) housing.

and went on to make more detailed provisions about the financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure, which the proposed amendment would have added to.


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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con236 (+1 tell) 0077.7%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 205 (+2 tell)081.2%
LDem46 (+1 tell) 0082.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:282 219079.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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