Oil and Gas Producers: Windfall Tax — 1 Feb 2022 at 18:43
The majority of MPs voted in favour of a windfall tax on the profits of North Sea oil and gas producers to be used to help fund a package of support for families and businesses facing the energy price crisis.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes the cost-of-living crisis hitting families across the country and that the energy price cap is predicted to rise by 50 per cent from April;
- recognises that rocketing energy prices are hitting businesses as well as household budgets;
- calls on the Government to introduce a windfall tax on the profits of North Sea oil and gas producers; and
- further calls on the Government to use that windfall tax to help fund a package of support for families and businesses facing the energy price crisis.
A windfall tax is a higher tax rate on profits that result from a sudden windfall gain to a particular company or industry.
-  Windfall tax, Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||166 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||85.4%|
|Lilian Greenwood||Nottingham South||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|Mark Tami||Alyn and Deeside||Lab (minister)||tellno|