Household Energy Bills: VAT — 11 Jan 2022 at 16:34
The majority of MPs voted against cutting VAT on household energy bills.
The motion rejected in this order began:
- That this House
- calls on the Government to cut the rate of VAT for household energy bills as soon as possible; and
- makes provision as set out in this Order:
The motion went on to provide for Parliamentary time to be allocated for consideration of the Value Added Tax (Energy) Bill. The content of the Bill had not been formally published, however the member moving the motion explained its intent saying:
- Voting for Labour’s motion would allow us to bring forward legislation to cut VAT on household energy bills from 5% to 0% for one year, and it would reserve parliamentary time on 1 February to do just that.
-  Rachel Reeves MP (Leeds West, Labour), House of Commons Official Record, 11 January 2022, TheyWorkForYou.com
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||320 (+2 tell)||1||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||168 (+2 tell)||0||85.9%|
|Anne Marie Morris||Newton Abbot||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Paul Girvan||South Antrim||DUP (front bench)||no|