Budget Resolution 40. Alcoholic Liquor Duties (Rates) — Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks — 14 Mar 2017 at 18:52

The majority of MPs voted to increase taxes on alcoholic drinks

The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:

  • That—
  • (1) The Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 is amended as follows.
  • (2) In section 5 (rate of duty on spirits), for “£27.66” substitute “£28.74”.
  • (3) In section 36(1AA) (rates of general beer duty)—
  • (a) in paragraph (za) (rate of duty on lower strength beer), for “£8.10” substitute “£8.42”, and
  • (b) in paragraph (a) (standard rate of duty on beer), for “£18.37” substitute “£19.08”.
  • (4) In section 37(4) (rate of high strength beer duty), for “£5.48” substitute “£5.69”.
  • (5) In section 62(1A) (rates of duty on cider)—
  • (a) in paragraph (a) (rate of duty per hectolitre on sparkling cider of a strength exceeding 5.5%), for “£268.99” substitute “£279.46”,
  • (b) in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre on cider of a strength exceeding 7.5% which is not sparkling cider), for “£58.75” substitute “£61.04”, and
  • (c) in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for “£38.87” substitute “£40.38”.
  • (6) For the table in Schedule 1 substitute—

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  • (7) The amendments made by this Resolution come into force on 13 March 2017.
  • And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.


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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con309 (+2 tell) 0094.2%
DUP4 3087.5%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 202087.8%
LDem0 90100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 51 (+2 tell)098.1%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:313 276092.4%

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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Gavin RobinsonBelfast EastDUP (front bench)no
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)no
Sammy WilsonEast AntrimDUP (front bench)no

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