Finance (No. 2) Bill — New Clause 25 — Review of Freeports — 19 Apr 2021 at 23:00

The majority of MPs voted not require a report on the impact of freeports on matters including job creation, tax raising, tax avoidance, tax evasion and criminality.

MPs were considering the Finance (No. 2) Bill.[1][2][3]

The proposed new clause rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled:Review of freeports and stated:

  • “(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the impact of sections 109 to 111 and schedules 21 and 22 of this Act and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act and once a year thereafter.
  • (2) A review under this section must estimate the expected impact of sections 109 to 111 and schedules 21 and 22 on—
  • (a) job creation within the sites designated as freeports and across the UK as a whole,
  • (b) revenue from corporation tax and stamp duty land tax within the sites designated as freeports and across the UK as a whole,
  • (c) levels of artificial tax avoidance and tax evasion across the UK as a whole,
  • (d) levels of criminal activity,
  • (e) the necessary level of staffing for HMRC and the UK Border Force, and
  • (f) departmental spending by HMRC and other departments on enforcement.”

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

  • This new clause would require the Government to review the impact of the provisions of the Act introducing freeports and publish regular reports setting out the findings

Clauses 109-111 provided for the designation of, and special tax treatment for, freeports.[2][3]


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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con358 (+2 tell) 0098.9%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 40100.0%
Lab0 193 (+2 tell)098.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 440100.0%
Total:366 259098.7%

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