Proper Funding of Public Services — Tax Avoidance and Evasion — 25 Feb 2020 at 15:50
The majority of MPs voted not to call for the proper funding of public services after a decade of austerity nor for robust action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes that the tax gap, the difference between the amount of tax that should be paid to HMRC and what is actually paid, has been estimated at between a minimum of £35 billion and £90 billion;
- believes that successive Conservative governments have failed to address tax avoidance and evasion while making savage cuts to public services and undermining the social security net;
- further notes that the Tax Justice Network has described the UK as backsliding on financial transparency;
- is concerned by reports of the Conservative Party’s links with individuals and companies that have engaged in tax avoidance; and
- calls for the proper funding of public services after a decade of austerity and for robust action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion.
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||322 (+2 tell)||0||0||88.8%|
|Lab||0||171 (+2 tell)||0||85.6%|