Finance Bill — Clause 11 — Transferable Tax Allowance for Married Couples and Civil Partners — 9 Apr 2014 at 16:13
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in favour of allowing married couples and civil partners to transfer their income tax free allowance to their partner.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of allowing married couples and civil partners to transfer their income tax free allowance to their partner, giving a tax cut to those couples with an unused allowance.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill. This vote was on the motion:
- That the clause stand part of the Bill.
- This clause introduces a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners.
This introduced a tax benefit arising from marriage or entering a civil partnership where one partner has an unused personal income tax allowance.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill
-  Clause 11 of the Finance Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Explanatory notes to the Finance Bil
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||270 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||205 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|