Opposition Day — Cost of Living — Tax Avoidance and Evasion — 12 Nov 2012 at 21:59
The majority of MPs voted in favour of supporting action on tackling tax avoidance and evasion and to do more to help with the cost of living subject to financial constraints.
The text of the approved motion stated:
- That this House:
- notes that as a result of the action this Government has taken to cut, cancel and delay fuel duty rises families will save around £159 on fuel costs by April 2013;
- further notes that under the previous administration’s plans, voted for by the Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Chancellor, pump prices would be 10 pence higher than they currently are;
- also notes that motorists in island communities are benefiting from the fuel duty discount pilot scheme;
- recognises that this Government has introduced a number of other measures to support families including a £1,100 increase in the personal income tax allowance from April 2013, three years of council tax freezes and a cap on rail fares;
- commends that these measures have been in part affordable because of the Government’s record of success in tackling tax avoidance and evasion which is on track to raise an additional £7 billion per annum by the end of this Parliament; and
- welcomes the Government’s commitment to do more to help with the cost of living in the future subject to the constraints of the public finances
There was nothing substantive and specific in this approved motion.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||237 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.0%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||86.1%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.5%|