Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — Decline Second Reading — 8 Jan 2018 at 22:09
The majority of MPs voted to authorise the charging of import and export duties, and to make arrangements in connection with such duties, and VAT, relating to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
MPs were considering the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill.
The motion under debate was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The amendment which was rejected in this vote was:
- to leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add:
- “That this House
- recognises that the UK will need considered and effective arrangements to ensure a customs and tariff regime, including the potential of a customs union with the European Union, is in place before the UK’s exit, in order to guarantee frictionless movement of goods at UK ports and the ability to levy customs duty and VAT and to protect manufacturing and other key industries through the power to enact protective tariffs, but
- declines to give a Second Reading to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill because the Government has failed to provide a coherent plan for the operation of the customs and tariff regime after the UK’s exit from the European Union or for the maintenance of frictionless movement of goods at UK ports, because the Bill is not accompanied by proposals to ensure that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs are properly resourced and organised to implement a new customs and VAT regime, because the needs of UK manufacturers and producers have not been properly reflected in the design of the proposals and because the Bill proposes to give excessive powers to Ministers without appropriate procedures for parliamentary consultation and scrutiny.”
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||298 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.9%|
|Lab||0||219 (+2 tell)||0||85.3%|