Finance Bill — New Clause 3 — Review of Treasury Use of Delegated Powers in Relation to Withdrawal from the European Union — 8 Jan 2019 at 18:23

The majority of MPs voted against carrying out a review into the Treasury's use of powers given to it to maintain the effectiveness of tax law on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

MPs were considering the Finance Bill[1].

The motion rejected in this vote was titled: Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal and stated:

  • “The Chancellor of the Exchequer must, no later than a week after the passing of this Act and before exercising the power in section 89(1), lay before the House of Commons a review of the following matters—
  • (a) the fiscal and economic effects of the exercise of the powers in section 89(1) and of the outcome of negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union giving rise to their exercise;
  • (b) a comparison of those fiscal and economic effects with the effects if a negotiated withdrawal agreement and a framework for a future relationship with the EU had been agreed to;
  • (c) any differences in the exercise of those powers in respect of—
  • (i) Great Britain, and
  • (ii) Northern Ireland;
  • (d) any differential effects in relation to the matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) in relation between—
  • (i) Great Britain, and
  • (ii) Northern Ireland.”

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause would require the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the fiscal and economic effects of the exercise of the powers in clause 89(1) before exercising those powers.

Clause 89(1) of the Bill[2] provided for powers for the Treasury to make regulations to maintain the effect of tax legislation on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and to permit information sharing for international tax enforcement. The provision included the wider-ranging power to "amend any enactment".

Debate in Parliament |

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con302 (+2 tell) 0095.9%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1066.7%
Lab1 240 (+2 tell)093.5%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 34097.1%
Total:314 292095.0%

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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno

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