§ Mr. Michael Roberts (Cardiff, North-West)
With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I have the honour to present a petition on behalf
§ Question put:—
§ The House divided:Ayes 39, Noes 22.1389
|Division No. 198.]||AYES||[11.46 p.m.|
|Ashton, Joe||Jay, Rt Hon Douglas||Sainsbury, Tim|
|Cocks, Michael (Bristol S)||Jones, Alec (Rhondda)||Short, Rt Hon E. (Newcastle c)|
|Cohen, Stanley||Loyden, Eddie||Smith, Cryil (Rochdale)|
|Cook, Robin F. (Edin C)||McElhone, Frank||Snape, Peter|
|Cooke, Robert (Bristol W)||Macmillan, Rt Hon M. (Farnham)||Steel, David (Roxburgh)|
|Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)||Millan, Bruce||Urwin, T. W.|
|Dempsey, James||Noble, Mike||Wainwright, Edwin (Dearne V)|
|English, Michael||Parry, Robert||Woodall, Alec|
|Evans, John (Newton)||Penhaligon, David||Woof, Robert|
|Fernyhough, Rt Hon E.||Price, William (Rugby)|
|Harper, Joseph||Rees, Peter (Dover&Deal)||TELLERS FOR THE AYES:|
|Harrison, Walter (Wakefield)||Roderick, Caerwyn||Mr. James A. Dunn and|
|Hatton, Frank||Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)||Mr. Laurie Pavitt.|
|Hawkins, Paul||Ross, Rt Hon W. (Kilmarnock)|
|Huckfield, Les||Rowlands, Ted|
|Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne)||Knight, Mrs Jill||Shaw, Giles (Pudsey)|
|Banks, Robert||Mates, Michael||Stanbrook, Ivor|
|Boscawen, Hon Robert||Mayhew, Patrick||Steen, Anthony (Wavertree)|
|du Cann, Rt Hon Edward||Monro, Hector||Taylor, Teddy (Cathcart)|
|Durant, Tony||Morgan-Giles, Rear-Admiral|
|Farr, John||Morrison, Charles (Devizes)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES:|
|Goodhart, Philip||Pattie, Geoffrey||Mr. Nicholas Ridley and|
|Kershaw, Anthony||Peyton, Rt Hon John||Mr. Nicholas Winterton|
|Kimball, Marcus||Renton, Rt Hon Sir D. (Hunts)|
§ of the domestic and commercial ratepayers of the city of Cardiff representing 50,000 of the city's ratepayers.
§ The burden imposed on the ratepayers by the council in implementing Government policies and the inequitable distribution and application of the rate support grant has become intolerable.
§ Wherefore your petitioners pray that steps may be taken to relieve the ratepayers of the excessive demands made upon them by the city of Cardiff council and, further, so to reform the rating system that it will be more broadly based and related to the ability to pay.
§ And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.