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Rating and Valuation

– in the House of Commons at 6:16 pm on 20th March 2019.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 371
    A majority of MPs voted for greater local business rate retention in certain areas and for a proposed scheme to redistribute business rate income between public bodies in different areas.

Motion made, and Question put,

That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 February, be approved.—(Jeremy Quin.)

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I remind the House that the motion is subject to double-majority voting: of the whole House and of Members representing constituencies in England.

The House divided:

Ayes 297268, Noes 196168.

Division number 371 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 2019

A majority of MPs voted for greater local business rate retention in certain areas and for a proposed scheme to redistribute business rate income between public bodies in different areas.

Aye: 297 MPs

No: 196 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 152 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House having divided: Ayes 297, Noes 196.

Votes cast by Members for constituencies in England: Ayes 268, Noes 168.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am sorry to make a point of order before the start of the next debate, but during the vote, the Leader of the House walked into the Chamber and shouted angrily at me, jabbing her finger, saying that she deserved an apology from me because I, alongside other Members of all parties, had raised concerns about her comments on LGBT education earlier today. Do you think that it is appropriate for the Leader of the House to shout and jab her finger at another Member rather than raising the matter in private in an appropriate way, given that she is responsible for tackling bullying and for conduct in this House?

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I thank the hon. Gentleman for that point of order. It is not a matter for the Chair, as I suspect he knows, but obviously we wish right hon. and hon. Members to behave with decorum.