Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality

Finance (No. 3) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:55 pm on 19th November 2018.

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  • Division number 260
    A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impacts of certain changes to the income tax regime.

‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the impact of the provisions of section 5 and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act.

(2) A review under this section must consider the impact of the changes made by section 5 on—

(a) households at different levels of income,

(b) people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010),

(c) the Treasury’s compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010,

(d) different parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England, and

(e) levels of relative and absolute child poverty in the United Kingdom.

(3) In this section—

“parts of the United Kingdom” means—

(a) England,

(b) Scotland,

(c) Wales, and

(d) Northern Ireland;

“regions of England” has the same meaning as that used by the Office for National Statistics.’—(Peter Dowd.)

Brought up.

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

The House divided:

Ayes 287, Noes 292.

Division number 260 Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Report on Impact of Changes to Income Tax

A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impacts of certain changes to the income tax regime.

Aye: 287 MPs

No: 292 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 67 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

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