Local Government Finance Bill — Review Localised Council Tax Support After Three Years — 31 Oct 2012 at 15:45
The majority of MPs voted against a review of localised council tax support after three years of operation.
The Bill provided for abolishing the national council tax benefit and replacing it with local council tax reduction schemes.
The text of the rejected amendment was:
- That amendment (a) to Lords amendment 3 be made.
During debate MP Helen Jones explained the purpose of the amendment:
- Amendment 3 was moved in the other place by my noble Friend Baroness Hollis of Heigham. It calls for one very simple thing: a review of how the new system for council tax support is working three years after the Bill as enacted comes into effect. We tabled amendment (a) to make clear the original intention of the amendment in applying only to England because this is a devolved matter in Wales.
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||265 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.2%|
|Lab||0||235 (+2 tell)||0||93.3%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.2%|