Finance (No. 2) Bill — Clause 44 — Exemption from the Higher Rate of Vehicle Excise Duty for Taxis — 21 Feb 2018 at 19:17
The majority of MPs voted not to exempt taxis from the higher rate of vehicle excise duty which applies to vehicles under six years old priced at over £40,000.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 10, page 38, line 30, at end insert—
- ‘(4A) In paragraph 1GE (higher rates of duty) after paragraph (3)(c) insert—
- “(d) the vehicle is not a taxi.
- (3A) For the purposes of this paragraph, “taxi” has the same meaning as in section 64 of the Transport Act 1980.”’
Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added a new subclause to clause 44 of the Bill amending the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Paragraph 1GE of Schedule 1 of that Act set a higher rate of vehicle excise duty on vehicles under six years old, priced over £40,000. The rejected amendment would have exempted taxis from this higher rate of tax.
The amendment sheet contained no member’s explanatory statement from the member who put forward the amendment, Wes Streeting (Ilford North, Labour).
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill
-  Clause 44 of the Finance (No. 2) Bill as at the time of the vote
-  Amendment paper for consideration of the Finance (No. 2) Bill, on 21 February 2018
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||295 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.7%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||83.1%|