Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT — 18 Apr 2013 at 15:00
The majority of MPs voted against reducing VAT from 20% to 17.5%
MPs were considering the Finance Bill when they rejected the following proposed new clause:
- (1) In section 2(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (Rate of VAT) for “20 per cent” substitute “17.5 per cent”.
- (2) Subsection (1) shall have effect from Royal Assent and shall expire at such time as the Government presents to Parliament a report stating that the UK economy has returned to strong growth.
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||213 (+1 tell)||0||0||70.2%|
|Lab||0||182 (+2 tell)||0||71.6%|
|LDem||31 (+1 tell)||0||0||56.1%|