Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres — 16 Oct 2013 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- recognises that high streets and town and city centres are vital to local economies;
- acknowledges that many small businesses and retailers are struggling under the pressure of business rates rises;
- notes that since 2010 shop vacancy rates have remained at over 14 per cent but that there has been a 20 per cent increase in numbers of payday loan shops and a three per cent increase in numbers of betting shops in the last year;
- is concerned that recent changes to permitted development rights and use classes are likely to lead to an over-concentration of betting shops and payday loan companies in many areas, against the wishes of local people and businesses; and
- calls on the Government to give local communities a greater say over the shape of their own high streets and town and city centres, including control over use classes, to help encourage the more widespread use of neighbourhood planning and greater cooperation between local communities and businesses and to cut and then freeze business rates from 2015 to help small businesses on UK high streets and town and city centres.
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||249 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.0%|
|Lab||0||218 (+2 tell)||0||85.3%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.1%|