Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 36 — Collection of Customs Duties and VAT for Other Countries — Requirement for Reciprocal Agreement — 16 Jul 2018 at 21:00
The majority of MPs voted to only allow the UK Government to collect customs or excise duties, or VAT, on behalf of other Governments if a reciprocal arrangement is in place.
MPs were considering the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill.
The proposed new clause supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Prohibition on collection of certain taxes or duties on behalf of territory without reciprocity and stated:
- ‘(1) Subject to subsection (2), it shall be unlawful for HMRC to account for any duty of customs or VAT or excise duty collected by HMRC to the Government of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom.
- (2) Subsection (1) shall not apply if the Treasury declare by Order that arrangements have been entered into by Her Majesty’s Government and that government under which that government will account to HMRC for those duties and taxes collected in that country on a reciprocal basis.’
-  Parliament's webpage on the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||289 (+2 tell)||14||0||96.5%|
|Lab||3||239 (+2 tell)||0||94.6%|
|Heidi Allen||South Cambridgeshire||whilst Con (front bench)||no|
|Richard Benyon||Newbury||Con (front bench)||no|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||no|
|Jonathan Djanogly||Huntingdon||Con (front bench)||no|
|Dominic Grieve||Beaconsfield||Con (front bench)||no|
|Stephen Hammond||Wimbledon||Con (front bench)||no|
|Nicky Morgan||Loughborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Bob Neill||Bromley and Chislehurst||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Pawsey||Rugby||Con (front bench)||no|
|Antoinette Sandbach||Eddisbury||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anna Soubry||Broxtowe||whilst Con||no|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||whilst Con (front bench)||no|
|Frank Field||Birkenhead||whilst Lab (front bench)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||aye|