HC Deb 06 May 1975 vol 891 cc1389-90
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.

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.

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