Finance Bill — Clause 89 — Activating Treasury Powers to Maintain Effective Tax Laws on the UK's Withdrawal from the EU — Requirement for Commons Motion — 8 Jan 2019 at 18:23
The majority of MPs voted not to require a House of Commons motion to activate Treasury powers to maintain the effect of tax laws on the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
MPs were considering the Finance Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 8, page 67, line 19, at end insert—
- “(7) The provisions of this section shall not come into force until the House of Commons has come to a resolution on a motion made by a Minister of the Crown agreeing its commencement.”
The rejected amendment would have added a further sub-clause to clause 89 of the Bill.
Clause 89(1) of the Bill 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".
-  Parliament's webpage on the Finance Bill, Parliament.uk website
-  Clause 89 of the Bill as at the time of the vote, Parliament.uk website
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||289 (+2 tell)||10||0||95.0%|
|Lab||3||229 (+2 tell)||0||90.0%|
|Heidi Allen||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Guto Bebb||Aberconwy||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Ronnie Campbell||Blyth Valley||Lab||no|
|Kenneth Clarke||Rushcliffe||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Dominic Grieve||Beaconsfield||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sam Gyimah||East Surrey||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Kate Hoey||Vauxhall||Lab (minister)||no|
|Nicky Morgan||Loughborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Graham Stringer||Blackley and Broughton||Lab (minister)||no|
|Sarah Wollaston||Totnes||Con (front bench)||aye|