HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 cc256-9

Motion made, and Question proposed,


(1) Income tax shall be charged for the year 1996-97, and for that year—

  1. (a) the lower rate shall be 20 per cent.;
  2. (b) the basic rate shall be 24 per cent.; and
  3. (c) the higher rate shall be 40 per cent.

(2) For the year 1996-97 section 1(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall apply—

  1. (a) as if the amount specified in paragraph (aa) were £3,900; and
  2. (b) as if the amount specified in paragraph (b) were £25,500;

and, accordingly, section 1(4) of that Act shall not apply for the year 1996-97.

And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

The House proceeded to a Division:

Mr. Michael Brown (Brigg and Cleethorpes)

(seated and covered): On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Some Labour Members who want to vote against this motion are being forbidden to do so by Labour Whips, who are blocking the entrance to the Division Lobby. Will you have the Serjeant at Arms investigate?

Madam Speaker

Members wishing to vote one way or the other in any Division are at liberty to do so. The doors are open.

Mr. Brown

But they are not getting in, even though they want to.

Madam Speaker

If any hon. Member wants to vote, there is a door open here.

The House having divided: Ayes 313, Noes 38.

Division No.10] [10.56 pm
Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey) Deva, Nirj Joseph
Aitken, Rt Hon Jonathan Devlin, Tim
Alison, Rt Hon Michael (Selby) Dicks, Terry
Allason, Rupert (Torbay) Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen
Amess, David Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Ancram, Michael Dover, Den
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham) Duncan, Alan
Arnold, Sir Thomas (Hazel Grv) Duncan-Smith, Iain
Ashby, David Dunn, Bob
Atkins, Rt Hon Robert Durant, Sir Anthony
Atkinson, David (Bour'mouth E) Dykes, Hugh
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Eggar, Rt Hon Tim
Baker, Rt Hon Kenneth (Mole V) Elletson, Harold
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset) Emery, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Baldry, Tony Evans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)
Banks, Matthew (Southport) Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)
Banks, Robert (Harrogate) Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)
Bates, Michael Evennett, David
Batiste, Spencer Faber, David
Beggs, Roy Fabricant, Michael
Bellingham, Henry Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)
Bendall, Vivian Fishburn, Dudley
Beresford, Sir Paul Forman, Nigel
Biffen, Rt Hon John Forsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling)
Body, Sir Richard Forsythe, Clifford (S Antrim)
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas Forth, Eric
Booth, Hartley Fowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Boswell, Tim Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)
Bottomley, Peter (Eltham) Fox, Sir Marcus (Shipley)
Bowden, Sir Andrew Freeman, Rt Hon Roger
Bowis, John French, Douglas
Boyson, Rt Hon Sir Rhodes Gale, Roger
Brandreth, Gyles Gallie, Phil
Brazier, Julian Garnier, Edward
Bright, Sir Graham Gill, Christopher
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Gillan, Cheryl
Brown, M (Brigg & Cl'thorpes) Goodlad, Rt Hon Alastair
Browning, Mrs Angela Goodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Bruce, Ian (Dorset) Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Budgen, Nicholas Gorst, Sir John
Burns, Simon Grant, Sir A (SW Cambs)
Burt, Alistair Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)
Butcher, John Greenway, John (Ryedale)
Butler, Peter Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth, N)
Carlisle, John (Luton North) Grylls, Sir Michael
Carlisle, Sir Kenneth (Lincoln) Hague, Rt Hon William
Carrington, Matthew Hamilton, Sir Archibald
Carttiss, Michael Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Cash, William Hampson, Dr Keith
Channon, Rt Hon Paul Hanley, Rt Hon Jeremy
Chapman, Sir Sydney Hannam, Sir John
Churchill, Mr Hargreaves, Andrew
Clappison, James Harris, David
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford) Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ru'clif) Hawkins, Nick
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Hawksley, Warren
Coe, Sebastian Hayes, Jerry
Colvin, Michael Heald, Oliver
Congdon, David Heathcoat-Amory, David
Conway, Derek Hendry, Charles
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st) Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Coombs, Simon (Swindon) Hicks, Robert
Cope, Rt Hon Sir John Higgins, Rt Hon Sir Terence
Cormack, Sir Patrick Hill, James (Southampton Test)
Couchman, James Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham)
Cran, James Horam, John
Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire) Hordern, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Curry, David (Skipton & Ripon) Howard, Rt Hon Michael
Davies, Quentin (Stamford) Howell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)
Davis, David (Boothferry) Howell, Sir Ralph (N Norfolk)
Day, Stephen Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W)
Hunt, Rt Hon David (Wirral W) Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Hunt, Sir John (Ravensbourne) Patnick, Sir Irvine
Hunter, Andrew Patten, Rt Hon John
Jack, Michael Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Jackson, Robert (Wantage) Pawsey, James
Jenkin, Bernard Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Jessel, Toby Pickles, Eric
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey Porter, Barry (Wirral S)
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N) Porter, David (Waveney)
Jones, Robert B (W Hertfdshr) Powell, William (Corby)
Jopling, Rt Hon Michael Rathbone, Tim
Kellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine Redwood, Rt Hon John
Key, Robert Richards, Rod
King, Rt Hon Tom Riddick, Graham
Kirkhope, Timothy Rifkind, Rt Hon Malcolm
Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash) Robathan, Andrew
Knight, R Hon Greg (Derby N) Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Knight, Dame Jill (Bir'm E'st'n) Robertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)
Knox, Sir David Robinson, Mark (Somerton)
Kynoch, George (Kincardine) Robinson, Peter (Belfast E)
Lait, Mrs Jacqui Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Lamont, Rt Hon Norman Ross, William (E Londonderry)
Lang, Rt Hon Ian Rowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)
Lawrence, Sir Ivan Sackville, Tom
Legg, Barry Sainsbury, Rt Hon Sir Timothy
Leigh, Edward Scott, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark Shaw, David (Dover)
Lester, Jim (Broxtowe) Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Lidington, David Shephard, Rt Hon Gillian
Lightbown, Sir David Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham) Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Lord, Michael Shersby, Sir Michael
Luff, Peter Sims, Roger
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Skeet, Sir Trevor
McCrea, The Reverend William Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
MacGregor, Rt Hon John Smyth, The Reverend Martin
MacKay, Andrew Soames, Nicholas
Maclean, Rt Hon David Speed, Sir Keith
McLoughlin, Patrick Spencer, Sir Derek
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick Spicer, Sir James (W Dorset)
Madel, Sir David Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)
Maitland, Lady Olga Spink, Dr Robert
Major, Rt Hon John Spring, Richard
Malone, Gerald Sproat, Iain
Mans, Keith Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)
Marland, Paul Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Marlow, Tony Steen, Anthony
Marshall, John (Hendon S) Stephen, Michael
Marshall, Sir Michael (Arundel) Stern, Michael
Martin, David (Portsmouth S) Stewart, Allan
Mates, Michael Sumberg, David
Mawhinney, R Hon Dr Brian Sweeney, Walter
Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir Patrick Sykes, John
Mellor, Rt Hon David Tapsell, Sir Peter
Merchant, Piers Taylor, Ian(Esher)
Mills, Iain Taylor, Rt Hon John D (Strgfd)
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling) Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Mitchell, Sir David (NW Hants) Taylor, Sir Teddy (Southend, E)
Moate, Sir Roger Temple-Morris, Peter
Molyneaux, Rt Hon James Thomason, Roy
Monro, Rt Hon Sir Hector Thompson, Sir Donald (C'er V)
Montgomery, Sir Fergus Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Moss, Malcolm Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Needham, Rt Hon Richard Thurnham, Peter
Nelson, Anthony Townend, John (Bridlington)
Neubert, Sir Michael Townsend, Cyril D (Bexl'yh'th)
Newton, Rt Hon Tony Tracey, Richard
Nicholls, Patrick Trend, Michael
Nicholson, David (Taunton) Trimble, David
Nicholson, Emma (Devon West) Trotter, Neville
Norris, Steve Twinn, Dr Ian
Onslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Oppenheim, Phillip Viggers, Peter
Ottaway, Richard Waldegrave, Rt Hon William
Page, Richard Walden, George
Paice, James Walker, Bill (N Tayside)
Waller, Gary Wilkinson, John
Ward, John Willetts, David
Wardle, Charles (Bexhill) Wilshire, David
Waterson, Nigel Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Watts, John Wolfson, Mark
Wells, Bowen Wood, Timothy
Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir John Yeo, Tim
Whitney, Ray
Whittingdale, John Tellers for the Ayes:
Widdecombe, Ann Mr. Roger Knapman and
Wiggin, Sir Jerry Mr. Gary Streeter.
Alton, David Lewis, Terry
Ashdown, Rt Hon Paddy Llwyd, Elfyn
Beith, Rt Hon A J Loyden, Eddie
Benn, Rt Hon Tony Lynne, Ms Liz
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon) Maclennan, Robert
Campbell, Menzies (File NE) Madden, Max
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V) Maddock, Diana
Carlile, Alexander (Montgomery) Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Chidgey, David Pickthall, Colin
Corbyn, Jeremy Rendel, David
Cunningham, Roseanna Salmond, Alex
Davies, Chris (L'Boro & S'worth) Skinner, Dennis
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli) Steel, Rt Hon Sir David
Ewing, Mrs Margaret Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
Harvey, Nick Tyler, Paul
Johnston, Sir Russell Wallace, James
Jones, Leuan Wyn (Ynys Môn) Wigley, Dafydd
Jones, Lynne (B'ham S O) Tellers for the Noes:
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham) Mr. Simon Hughes and
Kennedy, Charles (Ross,C&S) Mr. Don Foster
Kirkwood, Archy Total:18

Question accordingly agreed to.