New Clause 7 — Resets of the non-domestic rates retention system

Housing (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 24th January 2012.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State shall be required to make arrangements for a “reset” of the non-domestic rates retention system every three years.

(2) Any such reset must include consideration of—

(a) relative spending needs of each authority,

(b) relative resources available through council tax income,

(c) relative resources available through non-domestic rates.

(3) The assessment of relative need shall be determined in full consultation with local government.’.—(Helen Jones.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 218, Noes 297.

Division number 440 Housing (Amendment) — New Clause 7 — Resets of the non-domestic rates retention system

Aye: 218 MPs

No: 297 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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Question accordingly negatived.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair (Programme Order, 10 January).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.