HC Deb 17 December 1980 vol 996 cc519-21

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

9.45 pm
Mr. Canavan

On a point of order, Mr. Godman Irvine. May we have a debate on clause 3? I think that the citation of the Bill is completely wrong. The Bill states that This Act may be cited as the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act 1980. The Bill should be called "The Destruction of Colleges of Education (Scotland) Bill", because that is what the Bill has been all about. Therefore, I should like to move a manuscript amendment to the Bill, and I would ask you to accept it.

The First Deputy Chairman

It is not possible for the Bill to be amended.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill —

The Committee divided Ayes 166, Noes 8.

Division No.37] [9.46 am
Ancram, Michael Griffiths, Peter Portsm'th N)
Baker, Kenneth (St. M' bone) Heddle, John
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset) Henderson, Barry
Bennett, Sir Frederic (T'bay) Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Benyon, Thomas (A'don) Hogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)
Berry, Hon Anthony Hordern, Peter
Bevan, David Gilroy Howe, Rt Hon Sir Groffrey
Biffen, Rt Hon John Howells, Geraint
Biggs-Davison, John Hurd, Hon Douglas
Blackburn, John Jenkin, Rt Hon Patrick
Bottomley, Peter (W'wich W) Jopling, Rt Hon Michael
Briane, Sir Bernard King, Rt Hon Tom
Bright, Graham Lamont, Norman
Brinton, Tim Langford-Holt, Sir John
Brittan, Leon Le Marchant, Spencer
Brooke, Hon Peter Lester Jim (Beeston)
Brown, M. (Brigg and Scun) Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)
Bryan, Sir Paul Luce, Richard
Cadbury, Jocelyn Lyell, Nicholas
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoin) Macfarlane, Neil
Carlisle, Rt Hon M. (R'c'n) MacGregor, John
Chalker, Mrs. Lynda McNair-Wilson, M. (N'bury)
Chaoman, Sydney Major, John
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th,S'n) Marshall Michel (Arundel)
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Marten, Neil (Banbury)
Colvin, Michael Maude, Rt Hon Sir Angus
Cope, John Meyer, Sir Anthony
Dean, Paul (North Somerset) Mitchell, David (Basingstoke)
Duglas-Hamilton, Lord J. Morrison, Hon C. (Devizes)
Dover, Denshore Myles, David
Durant, Tony Needham, Richard
Dykes, Hugh Newton, Tony
Elliott, Sir William Page, Richard (SW Herts)
Emery, Peter Parris, Matthew
Eyre, Reginald Percival, Sir Ian
Fairgrieve, Russell Proctor, K. Harvey
Faith, Mrs Sheila Raison, Timothy
Farr, John Raifkind, Malcolm
Fell, Anthony Roberts, Wyn (Conway)
Fletcher, A. (Ed'nb'gh N) Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Fowler, Rt Hon Norman Sainsbury, Hon Timothy
Fox, Marcus Shaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Fraser, Peter (South Angus) Shaw, Michael (Scarborough)
Garel-Jones, Tristan Shelton, William (Streatham)
Goodhew, Victor Silvester, Fred
Goodlad, Alastair Sims, Roger
Gray, Hamish Skeet, T. H. H.
Greenway, Harry Speller, Tony
Stanbrook, Ivor Wells, John (Maidstone)
Steen, Anthony Wells, Bowen
Stevens, Martin Wickenden, Keith
Stradling Thomas, J Wiggin, Jerry
Taylor, Teddy (S' end E) Winterton, Nicholas
Tebbit, Norman Wolfson, Mark
Thomas, Rt Hon Peter Young, Sir George (Acton)
Thompson, Donald Younger, Rt Hon George
Viggers, Peter
Waddington, David Tellers for the Ayes:
Wainwright, R. (colne V) Mr. Carol Mather and
Wakeham, John Mr. Robert Boscawen'
Watson, John
Callaghan, Jim (Midd't'n & P) Morris, Rt Hon C. (O' shaw)
Campbell, Ian Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Campbell-Savours, Dale
Davis, T. (B'ham, Stechf'd) Tellers for the Noes:
Duffy, A. E. P. Mr. Bob Cryer and
Mckay, Allen (Penistone) Mr. Dennis Canavan

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The First Deputy Chairman

The Question is, That I do report the Bill, without amendment, to the House.

Mr. Canavan

On a point of order, Mr. Godman Irvine. Is it in order to move a manuscript amendment on Report stating that the £3 ½ million that the Government are giving to private fee-paying schools in Scotland should be put towards the running costs of colleges of education?

The First Deputy Chairman

As there is no amendment, there will be no Report stage.

The Question therefore is, That I do report the Bill, without amendment, to the House.

Mr. Canavan

No, no.

The First Deputy Chairman

Order. This Question has in the past been held to be a purely formal procedure—

Mr. Canavan

It is not today.

The First Deputy Chairman

Order. It has been held by the Chairman in the past to be a purely formal procedure, and I stand by that ruling today.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill reported, without amendment.

Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 93 (Consolidated Fund Bills):—

The House proceeded to a Division

Mr. Canavan (seated and covered)

May it be noted in Hansard that the time taken up by these Divisions could have been more usefully employed in a debate—

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine)

Order. That is not a point of order.

The Question is, That the Bill be now read the Third time. As many as are of that opinion say "Aye"; to the contrary, "No". The Ayes have it.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed.

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