Principle of Financial Transaction Tax — 18 Jun 2013 at 15:39

The majority of MPs voted against the principle of the Financial Transaction Tax.

MPs were considering a motion[1] noting European Documents on European Monetary Union. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • amendment (a), leave out
  • further notes that the proposals for the Financial Transaction Tax have been challenged by the Government in the European Court of Justice’;
  • and insert
  • ‘calls on the Government to support the principle of an FTT and to learn lessons from the EU proposal and work with other global financial centres, especially the US, to reach a consensus on a design set at a modest rate without creating negative economic consequences and which minimises international tax arbitrage;’.


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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%
Con265 (+1 tell) 0087.2%
DUP2 1037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 202 (+2 tell)079.1%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 1082.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:311 215082.7%

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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Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)aye
Ian SwalesRedcarLDem (front bench)aye

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