HC Deb 19 July 1967 vol 750 cc2239-43
Mr. Grant

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. In Mr. Speaker's selection of Amendments for last week, Amendment No. 1 was taken with a group debated last week, but it was marked with an asterisk so that we could have a separate Division. However, Amendment No. 1 does not appear on the Notice Paper for today or in the selection for today. That Amendment relates to small family businesses. The same considerations apply to Amendment No. 109, which, also, does not appear.

I ask, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that you allow a Division on Amendment No. 1 even though it does not appear on the Notice Paper. I gave notice to the Clerks that I should raise this point of order, and I understand that a Division would be in order now, it having originally been allowed for.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Eric Fletcher)

The hon. Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Grant) is right. When the matter was before the House on 12th July Amendment No. 1 appeared on the Notice Paper, grouped with others. I understand that since then the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, South (Mr. Corfield) and others have arranged for certain Amendments to be removed from today's Notice Paper in order to simplify our proceedings.

However, in view of the undertaking given on the last occasion I propose to put to the House Amendment No. 1, which appeared previously on the Notice Paper in the names of the hon. Member for Gloucestershire, South and other hon. Members.

Amendment proposed: No. 1, in page 2, line 25, at end insert:

"(2) The provisions of the foregoing subsections shall not apply to a family company as defined in Schedule (Family Companies) to this Act."—[Mr. Grant.]

Question put, That those words be there inserted in the Bill:—

The House divided: Ayes 113, Noes 195.

Division No. 481.] AYES [8.42 p.m.
Alison, Michael (Barkston Ash) Griffiths, Eldon (Bury St. Edmunds) Page, John (Harrow, W.)
Atkins, Humphrey (M't'n & M'd'n) Gurden, Harold Pearson, Sir Frank (Clitheroe)
Baker, W. H. K. Harris, Frederic (Croydon, N.W.) Peel, John
Balniel, Lord Harrison, Col. Sir Harwood (Eye) Powell, Rt. Hn. J. Enooh
Bell, Ronald Hawkins, Paul Pym, Francis
Bennett, Dr. Reginald (Gos. & Fhm) Hill, J. E. B. Ramsden, Rt. Hn. James
Brinton, Sir Tatton Holland, Philip Renton, Rt. Hn. Sir David
Brown, Sir Edward (Bath) Hooson, Emlyn Ridley, Hn. Nicholas
Bryan, Paul Hunt, John Ridsdale, Julian
Buchanan-Smith, Alick(Argus,N&M) Hutchison, Michael Clark Robson Brown, Sir William
Buck, Antony (Colchester) Irvine, Bryant Godman (Rye) Rodgers, Sir John (Sevenoaks)
Bullus, Sir Eric Kaberry, Sir Donald Rossi, Hugh (Hornsey)
Burden, F. A. King, Evelyn (Dorset, S.) Royle, Anthony
Campbell, Gordon Kirk, Peter Russell, Sir Ronald
Cary, Sir Robert Kitson, Timothy Shaw, Michael (Sc'b'gh & Whitby)
Cooke, Robert Knight, Mrs. Jill Stainton, Keith
Cooper-Key, Sir Neill Lancaster, Col. C. G. Stoddart-Scott, Col. Sir M. (Ripon)
Cordle, John Langford-Holt, Sir John Taylor, Sir Charles (Eastbourne)
Corfield, F. V. Legge-Bourke, Sir Harry Taylor, Frank (Moss Side)
Costain,, A. P. Lewis, Kenneth (Rutland) Temple, John M.
Craddock, Sir Beresford (Spelthorne) Lloyd, Ian (P'tsm'th, Langstone) Thatcher, Mrs. Margaret
Croethwaite-Eyre, Sir Oliver Loveys, W. H. Turton, Rt. Hn. R. H.
Currie, G. B. H. MacArthur, Ian van Straubenzee, W. R.
Dalkeith, Earl of Maclean, Sir Fitzroy Vaughan-Morgan, Rt. Hn. Sir John
Dance, James McMaster, Stanley Walker, Peter (Worcester)
Dean, Paul (Somerset, N.) Maginnis, John E. Ward, Dame Irene
Deedes, Rt. Hn. W. F. (Ashford) Maxwell-Hyslop, R. J. Weatherill, Bernard
Dodds-Parker, Douglas Maydon, Lt.-Cmdr. S. L. C. Webster, David
Elliott, R.W.(N'c'tle-upon-Tyne, N.) Mills, Peter (Torrington) Whitelaw, Rt. Hn. William
Emery, Peter Montgomery, Fergus Wills, Sir Gerald (Bridgwater)
Errington, Sir Eric Munro-Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Wilson, Geoffrey (Truro)
Fortescue, Tim Nabarro, Sir Gerald Worsley, Marcus
Foster, Sir John Neave, Alrey Wright, Esmond
Gibson-Watt, David Nicholls, Sir Harmar Wylie, N. R.
Giles, Rear-Adm. Morgan Noble, Rt. Hn. Michael Younger, Hn. George
Gilmour, Sir John (Fife, E.) Nott, John
Glover, Sir Douglas Onslow, Cranley TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Gower, Raymond Osborne, Sir Cyril (Louth) Mr. Jasper More and
Grant-Ferris, R. Page, Graham (Crosby) Mr. Anthony Grant.
Abse, Leo Brown, Hugh D. (G'gow, Provan) Edwards, Rt. Hn. Ness (Caerphilly)
Allaun, Frank (Salford, E.) Buchan, Norman Edwards, Robert (Bilston)
Alldritt, Walter Buchanan, Richard (G'gow, Sp'bum) Edwards, William (Merioneth)
Allen, Scholefield Butler, Herbert (Hackney, C.) Ellis, John
Anderson, Donald Cant, R. B, English, Michael
Archer, Peter Carmichael, Neil Ennals, David
Atkins, Ronald (Preston, N.) Coleman, Donald Ensor, David
Atkinson, Norman (Tottenham) Conlan, Bernard Evans, Albert (Islington, S.W.)
Bagier, Gordon A. T. Corbet, Mrs. Freda Evans, loan L. (Birm'h'm, Yardley)
Barnett, Joel Craddock, George (Bradford, S.) Faulds, Andrew
Baxter, William Crosland, Rt. Hn. Anthony Fernyhough, E.
Beaney, Alan Cullen, Mrs. Alice Finch, Harold
Bence, Cyril Darling, Rt. Hn. George Fitch, Alan (Wigan)
Bennett, James (G'gow, Bridgeton) Davidson, Arthur (Accrington) Fletcher, Raymond (Ilkeston)
Bessell, Peter Davidson, James(Aberdeenshire, W.) Foley, Maurice
Blackburn, F. Davies, Dr. Ernest (Stretford) Ford, Ben
Boardman, H. Davies, Harold (Leek) Forrester, John
Booth, Albert Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Fraser, John (Norwood)
Bowden, Rt. Hn. Herbert Dell, Edmund Galpern, Sir Myer
Boyden, James Dempsey, James Garrett, W. E.
Braddock, Mrs. E. M. Doig, Peter Gray, Dr. Hugh (Yarmouth)
Bradley, Tom Dunnett, Jack Gregory, Arnold
Brooks, Edwin Dunwoody, Mrs. Gwyneth (Exeter) Grey, Charles (Durham)
Broughton, Dr. A. D. D. Dunwoody, Dr. John (F'th & C'b'e) Griffiths, Will (Exchange)
Grimond, Rt. Hn. J. McMillan, Tom (Glasgow, C.) Roberts, Albert (Normanton)
Hamilton, James (Bothwell) McNamara, J. Kevin Roberts, Goronwy (Caernarvon)
Hamilton, William (Fife, W.) MacPherson, Malcolm Robertson, John (Paisley)
Hamling, William Mahon, Peter (Preston, S.) Rose, Paul
Harper, Joseph Mallalieu, J.P.W.(Huddersfield,E.) Ross, Rt. Hn. William
Harrison, Walter (Wakefield) Manuel, Archie Rowlands, E. (Cardiff, N.)
Hart, Mrs. Judith Mapp, Charles Sheldon, Robert
Haseldine, Norman Marquand, David Short, Rt. Hn. Edward (N'c'tle-u-Tyne)
Heffer, Eric S. Maxwell, Robert Short, Mrs. Renée(W'hampton,N.E.)
Herbison, Rt. Hn. Margaret Mendelson, J. J. Silkin, Rt. Hn. John (Deptford)
Hooley, Frank Millan, Bruce Silverman, Julius (Aston)
Hooson, Emlyn Miller, Dr. M. S. Slater, Joseph
Horner, John Milne, Edward (Blyth) Small, William
Howarth, Harry (Wellingborough) Mitchell, R. C. (S'th'pton, Test) Snow, Julian
Howie, W. Molloy, William
Hoy James Morgan, Elyetan (Cardiganshire) Spriggs, Leslie
Huckfield, L. Morris, Charles R. (Openshaw) Steel, David (Roxburgh)
Hughes, Emrys (Ayrshire, S.) Murray, Albert Steele, Thomas (Dunbartonshire, W.)
Hughes. Roy (Newport) Newens, Stan Swingler, Stephen
Hunter, Adam Noel-Baker, Francis (Swindon) Thomas, George (Cardiff, W.)
Hynd, John Norwood, Christopher Thornton, Ernest
Irvine, A. J. (Edge Hill) Ogden, Eric Tinn, James
Jay, Rt. Hn. Douglas Orbach, Maurice Tomney, Frank
Johnston, Russell (Inverness) Orme, Stanley Urwin, T. W.
Jones, Dan (Burnley) Oswald, Thomas Wainwright, Edwin (Dearne Valley)
Jones, J. Idwal (Wrexham) Owen, Dr. David (Plymouth, S'tn) Walden, Brian (All Saints)
Jones, T. Alec (Rhondda, West) Owen, Will (Morpeth) Walker, Harold (Doncaster)
Kenyon, Clifford Padley, Walter Wallace, George
Kerr, Dr. David (W'worth, Central) Page, Derek (King's Lynn) Wellbeloved, James
Lawson, George Paget, R. T. White, Mrs. Eirene
Lestor, Miss Joan Pannell, Rt. Hn. Charles Whitlock, William
Lever, L. M. (Ardwick) Park, Trevor Williams, Alan (Swansea, W.)
Lewis, Arthur (W. Ham, N.) Parkyn, Brian (Bedford) Williams, Clifford (Abertillery)
Lewis, Ron (Carlisle) Pearson, Arthur (Pontypridd) Willis, George (Edinburgh, E.)
Lomas, Kenneth Peart, Rt. Hn. Fred Wilson, William (Coventry, S.)
Loughlin, Charles Pentland, Norman Winterbottom, R. E.
Lubbock, Eric Perry, Ernest G. (Battersea, S.) Woodburn, Rt. Hn. A.
Lyon, Alexander W. (York) Perry, George H. (Nottingham, S.) Woof, Robert
McBride, Neil Price, Christopher (Perry Barr)
McCann, John Price, Thomas (Westhoughton) TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
MacColl, James Price, William (Rugby) Mr. Ernest Armstrong and
Mackintosh, John P. Probert, Arthur Mr. Harry Gourlay.
MacMillan, Malcolm (Western Isles) Rankin, John