Finance (No. 2) Bill — New Clause 9 — Equality Impact Assessment — 21 Feb 2018 at 15:15
The majority of MPs voted against requiring an impact assessment considering the effects of certain provisions of the Finance Bill on equality, considering factors including households with different levels of income, people with protected characteristics, the Treasury’s public sector equality duty and on a regional basis.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Equality impact analyses of certain provisions of this Act and stated:
- ‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the equality impact of the provisions of this Act specified in subsection (3) in accordance with this section and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act.
- (2) A review under this section must consider—
- (a) the impact of those provisions on households at different levels of income,
- (b) the impact of those provisions on people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010),
- (c) the impact of those provisions on the Treasury’s compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and
- (d) the impact of those provisions on equality in different parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England.
- (3) The provisions specified in this subsection are—
- (a) income tax (in sections 1 and 3 to 6),
- (b) employment (in sections 7 to 10),
- (c) disguised remuneration (in sections 11 and 12 and Schedules 1 and 2),
- (d) pension schemes (in section 13 and Schedule 3),
- (e) settlements (in section 35 and Schedule 11),
- (f) air passenger duty (in section 43),
- (g) vehicle excise duty (in section 44), and
- (h) tobacco products duty (in section 45).
- (4) In this section—
- “parts of the United Kingdom” means—
- (a) England,
- (b) Scotland,
- (c) Wales, and
- (d) Northern Ireland;
- “regions of England” has the same meaning as that used by the Office for National Statistics.’
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory note:
- This new clause requires the Chancellor of the Exchequer to carry out and publish a review of the effects of certain provisions of the Bill on equality in relation to households with different levels of income, people with protected characteristics, the Treasury’s public sector equality duty and on a regional basis.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the clause be read a Second time.
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||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.7%|
|Lab||0||219 (+2 tell)||0||85.3%|