79. Minor Amendments in Consequence of EU Withdrawal

– in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 1st November 2018.

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  • Division number 254
    A majority of MPs voted in favour of giving wide-ranging powers to the Treasury to maintain the effectiveness of the tax system on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Question put,

That—

(1) Provision may be made conferring on the Treasury a power, exercisable at all times after Royal Assent, to make—

(a) provision for the purpose of maintaining the effect of any relevant tax legislation on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU (and, accordingly, on the United Kingdom ceasing to be an EEA state),

(b) provision for the purposes of any relevant tax, in connection with any provision made by regulations under section 8 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018,

(c) provision in connection with any reference in relevant tax legislation to euros,

(d) provision amending paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 5 to the Finance Act 1997 for the purposes of removing the reference to EU legislation, and

(e) (notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills) provision amending section 173 of the Finance Act 2006 to permit the disclosure of information to the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs by other public authorities and by the Commissioners to persons outside the United Kingdom.

(2) In this Resolution—

(a) “relevant tax” means any tax (including stamp duty) except value added tax, any duty of customs, or any excise duty under the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979, the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 or the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979, and

(b) “relevant tax legislation” means any enactment relating to a relevant tax.

The House divided:

Ayes 312, Noes 295.

Division number 254 Budget Resolution 79 — Powers for Treasury to Maintain Tax System on UK Withdrawal from the EU

A majority of MPs voted in favour of giving wide-ranging powers to the Treasury to maintain the effectiveness of the tax system on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Aye: 312 MPs

No: 295 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 39 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.