Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill — Clause 1 — Expenditure on financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure — 15 Oct 2012 at 20:30
The majority of MPs voted against requiring public money spent giving financial assistance in relation to the provision of infrastructure be only spent in relation to the provision of infrastructure within the UK.
MPs were considering the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 11, page 1, line 6, after ‘infrastructure’, insert ‘within the United Kingdom’.
This would have affected clause 1(1) of the Bill which stated:
- 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.
During the debate MP Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove, Conservative) argued against the amendment stating:
- the guarantee scheme contains provisions requiring the infrastructure to be of national significance to the UK.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Act 2012
-  Clause 1 of the Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Sajid Javid MP (Bromsgrove, Conservative), House of Commons, 15 OCtiber 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||237 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.0%|
|Lab||0||202 (+2 tell)||0||80.0%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|
|Eilidh Whiteford||Banff and Buchan||SNP (front bench)||both|
|Pete Wishart||Perth and North Perthshire||SNP (front bench)||both|