Petitions — Council Tax

– in the House of Commons at 9:33 am on 28th October 2005.

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell (Also PPS To the Chairman of the Party), Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform, Parliamentary Private Secretary To Francis Maude and Shadow Minister for Work & Pensions and Welfare Reform, Conservative Party, Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 9:33 am, 28th October 2005

I have the honour to present to the House a petition on behalf of the IsItFair campaign that has been signed by more than 200 of my constituents, including Rev. Alfred Ridley.

The petitions states:

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons votes to replace Council Tax with a fair and equitable tax that, without recourse to any supplementary benefit, takes into account ability to pay from disposable income, such tax to be based on a system that is free from any geographically or politically motivated discrimination, and that clearly identifies the fiscal and managerial responsibilities of all involved parties.

The Petitioners remain loyal members of the United Kingdom.

To lie upon the Table.

Photo of Brian Binley Brian Binley Conservative, Northampton South 9:34 am, 28th October 2005

Like my hon. Friend Mr. Boswell, my colleague in a neighbouring constituency, I, too, would like to present a petition on behalf of the IsItFair campaign:

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons votes to replace Council Tax with a fair and equitable tax that, without recourse to any supplementary benefit, takes into account ability to pay from disposable income, such tax to be based on a system that is free from any geographically or politically motivated discrimination, and that clearly identifies the fiscal and managerial responsibilities of all involved parties.

To lie upon the Table.

Photo of Eric Forth Eric Forth Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst 9:35 am, 28th October 2005

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I beg to move, That the House sit in private.

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Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private):—

The House divided: Ayes 2, Noes 55.

Division number 72 Petitions — Council Tax

Aye: 2 MPs

No: 55 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Question accordingly negatived.