Minimum Price of Alcohol — 7 May 2014 at 19:03

George Osborne MP, Tatton voted to introduce a ban on selling alcohol below a set minimum price.

The majority of MPs voted for the introduction of a mandatory licensing condition banning the sale of alcohol below a minimum price.

The minimum price is set according to the following formula:

Minimum Price = Amount of Duty + (Amount of Duty X Rate of VAT)

The motion approved in this vote was:

The order becomes effective 14 days after the day on which it is made.

The ban applies to all licensed premises in England and Wales, pubs, clubs, and shops.

The 2010 coalition agreement stated[1]:

  • We will ban the sale of alcohol below cost price.

This new measure goes quite a long way towards fulfilling that commitment in a practical manner.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con263 1086.8%
DUP5 0062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 199077.1%
LDem44 0078.6%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:313 205081.6%

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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Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no

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