International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — New Clause 7 — Referendum on Development Aid Target — Target only Applying When UK Has Budget Surplus — 5 Dec 2014 at 11:45

The majority of MPs voted against requiring the approval of the majority of voters in a referendum before setting a target of at least 0.7% of national income being spent on international aid. The majority of MPs were also voting against only making the target apply in years where the United Kingdom records a budget surplus.

MPs were considering the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill[1]. The Bill provides for a target of at least 0.7% of national income being spent on international aid and includes arrangements for evaluation of that aid spending.

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote stated:

  • (1) This Act shall come into force on such a day appointed by the Secretary of State by an order contained in a statutory instrument.
  • (2) An order under subsection (1) shall not be made unless a referendum has taken place in the United Kingdom and more than 50% of those casting a vote do so in favour of meeting the target.
  • (3) This Act shall only have effect in those years where the United Kingdom records a budget surplus.
  • (4) The Secretary of State may vary the target mentioned in section 1 by an order contained in a statutory instrument in response to the UK leaving or joining a multilateral organisation which itself disburses ODA.
  • (5) This Act shall expire on the anniversary of its coming into force in the fifth year of its being so in force.

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Naomi LongBelfast EastAllianceno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchContellaye
Philip DaviesShipleyConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
David NuttallBury NorthContellaye
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetConaye
Gavin BarwellCroydon CentralConno
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakConno
Nicola BlackwoodOxford West and AbingdonConno
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestConno
Julian BrazierCanterburyConno
James BrokenshireOld Bexley and SidcupConno
Therese CoffeySuffolk CoastalConno
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Jane EllisonBatterseaConno
Michael GoveSurrey HeathConno
Helen GrantMaidstone and The WealdConno
Justine GreeningPutneyConno
Rebecca HarrisCastle PointConno
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsConno
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConno
Kris HopkinsKeighleyConno
Jeremy HuntSouth West SurreyConno
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexConno
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireConno
Pauline LathamMid DerbyshireConno
Jeremy LefroyStaffordConno
Jack LoprestiFilton and Bradley StokeConno
Anne MiltonGuildfordConno
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConno
Penny MordauntPortsmouth NorthConno
Brooks NewmarkBraintreeConno
Stephen O'BrienEddisburyConno
Priti PatelWithamConno
John RandallUxbridge and South RuislipConno
Julian SmithSkipton and RiponConno
Mel StrideCentral DevonConno
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterConno
Shailesh VaraNorth West CambridgeshireConno
Mike WeatherleyHoveConno
Rob WilsonReading EastConno
Caroline LucasBrighton, PavilionGreenno
Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst Independentno
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Heidi AlexanderLewisham EastLabno
Rushanara AliBethnal Green and BowLabno
William BainGlasgow North EastLabno
Gordon BanksOchil and South PerthshireLabno
Roberta Blackman-WoodsCity of DurhamLabno
Tom BlenkinsopMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabtellno
Lyn BrownWest HamLabno
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne EastLabno
Chris BryantRhonddaLabno
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabno
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLabno
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabno
Tom ClarkeCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mary CreaghWakefieldLabno
Stella CreasyWalthamstowLabno
Margaret CurranGlasgow EastLabno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLabno
John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLabno
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Stephen DoughtyCardiff South and PenarthLabno
Jim DowdLewisham West and PengeLabno
Clive EffordElthamLabno
Frank FieldBirkenheadLabno
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLabno
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLabno
Mike GapesIlford SouthLabno
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLabno
Pat GlassNorth West DurhamLabno
Nia GriffithLlanelliLabno
David HamiltonMidlothianLabno
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabno
George HowarthKnowsleyLabno
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmoreLabno
Glenda JacksonHampstead and KilburnLabno
Cathy JamiesonKilmarnock and LoudounLabno
Mike KaneWythenshawe and Sale EastLabno
Gerald KaufmanManchester, GortonLabno
Sadiq KhanTootingLabno
David LammyTottenhamLabno
Mark LazarowiczEdinburgh North and LeithLabno
Ivan LewisBury SouthLabno
Andrew LoveEdmontonLabno
Seema MalhotraFeltham and HestonLabno
John MannBassetlawLabno
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLabno
Gregg McClymontCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastLabno
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Alison McGovernWirral SouthLabno
Ann McKechinGlasgow NorthLabno
Alan MealeMansfieldLabno
Pamela NashAirdrie and ShottsLabno
Fiona O'DonnellEast LothianLabno
Chi OnwurahNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Sandra OsborneAyr, Carrick and CumnockLabno
Teresa PearceErith and ThamesmeadLabno
Bridget PhillipsonHoughton and Sunderland SouthLabno
Steve PoundEaling NorthLabno
Jamie ReedCopelandLabno
Steve ReedCroydon NorthLabno
Rachel ReevesLeeds WestLabno
John RobertsonGlasgow North WestLabno
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabno
Frank RoyMotherwell and WishawLabno
Lindsay RoyGlenrothesLabno
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLabno
Anas SarwarGlasgow CentralLabno
Virendra SharmaEaling, SouthallLabno
Jim SheridanPaisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabno
Gavin ShukerLuton SouthLabno
Andrew SlaughterHammersmithLabno
Emily ThornberryIslington South and FinsburyLabno
Stephen TimmsEast HamLabno
Karl TurnerKingston upon Hull EastLabno
Chuka UmunnaStreathamLabno
Rosie WintertonDoncaster CentralLabno
John WoodcockBarrow and FurnessLabno
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemno
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDemno
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDemno
Michael CrockartEdinburgh WestLDemno
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemno
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood GreenLDemno
Don FosterBathLDemno
Duncan HamesChippenhamLDemno
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDemno
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemno
Simon HughesBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLDemno
Mark HunterCheadleLDemtellno
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDemno
David LawsYeovilLDemno
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDemno
Stephen LloydEastbourneLDemno
Michael MooreBerwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLDemno
Alan ReidArgyll and ButeLDemno
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDemno
Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDemno
Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDemno
Mike ThorntonEastleighLDemno
Steve WebbThornbury and YateLDemno
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDemno
Simon WrightNorwich SouthLDemno
Angus MacNeilNa h-Eileanan an IarSNPno
Michael WeirAngusSNPno
Eilidh WhitefordBanff and BuchanSNPno
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodUKIPaye

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