Health and Social Care Levy Bill — New Clause 5 — Review of Equality Impact of Act — 14 Sep 2021 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted not to require reports on the equality impact of a new tax to fund health and social care.
The proposed new clause rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: Review of equality impact of Act and stated:
- (1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the equality impact of this Act and lay a report before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act and every 12 months thereafter.
- (2) A review under this section must provide a separate analysis of the equality impact of this Act on—
- (a) income inequality,
- (b) wealth inequality,
- (c) geographical inequality,
- (d) inequality between people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010), and
- (e) socio-economic status.”
The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This new clause would require the Chancellor to report to the House on the equality impact of the Act.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Health and Social Care Levy Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Health and Social Care Levy Bill, as introduced, 8 September 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Health and Social Care Levy Bill, as introduced, 8 September 2021, Parliament.uk
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||318 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||180 (+2 tell)||0||91.5%|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||no|