HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc797-815

Lords amendment: No. 515, after clause 318, to insert the following new clause—Appointments by the Secretary of State

.—(1) Any functions under or by virtue of this Act which will become exercisable by a person or body other than the Secretary of State may, before they become so exercisable, be exercised by the Secretary of State for the purpose of appointing such persons as he considers necessary to secure that any provision made by or under this Act operates satisfactorily when it comes into force. (2) The Secretary of State may defray any costs which are incurred in the exercise of the functions mentioned in subsection (1) above. (3) In exercising the functions mentioned in subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State may appoint a person on such terms and conditions (including conditions as to remuneration) as the Secretary of State thinks fit. (4) Any such terms and conditions may include provision to the effect that the person concerned—

  1. (a) is, or is not, to be or become a member of a particular pension scheme, or
  2. (b) is, or is not, to be treated as employed in the civil service of the State."

Mr. Hill

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment.

Lords amendment No. 515 is required to make it clear that the Secretary of State has power to appoint such persons as he considers necessary to ensure that provisions by or under the Act operate satisfactorily when they come into force. Such persons may be appointed on terms and conditions that differ from standard civil service ones. It might be helpful if I gave some examples of when the Government intend that that power should be used.

9.30 pm

The first example concerns the London Ecology Unit, the London Planning Advisory Committee and the London Research Centre—each of which will be abolished on 1 April 2000. The staff of the three bodies will transfer to the GLA on its establishment, on 8 May 2000. Between 1 April and 8 May, the intention is, first, that they will be employed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Staff will retain their existing terms and conditions and pension arrangements throughout that period.

Our intention is, secondly, that some of the people who will eventually work for the GLA and functional bodies should be recruited in advance of their establishment to do the necessary groundwork, so that the bodies will be able to operate effectively from the outset. The intention is that the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions or the Home Secretary, as appropriate, should act as the employer of those people prior to their transfer to the GLA, or to the relevant functional body once it has been established. Therefore, in the case of the GLA itself, for example, the newly recruited people would transfer from the Secretary of State's employ to that of the GLA on 8 May 2000.

The likelihood is that the first of those people will need to have been recruited before the end of this year—well in advance of the Secretary of State becoming the employer of the staff of the LEU, LPAC and LRC. We think that clear statutory authority is desirable, to ensure that Ministers have the necessary powers to make such appointments.

I should make it clear that any appointments to the most senior posts in the new bodies will be made on a temporary basis, and that some posts will be left vacant, to allow the GLA and the relevant responsible bodies to decide for themselves in due course the most appropriate arrangements. The power of the Secretary of State to make appointments to each body will cease once the relevant functions become exercisable by that body. Thereafter, it will be for the bodies themselves to make appointments.

Mr. Woodward

I am sorry to have to bring to an abrupt end the rather convivial atmosphere that has developed in the House in the past hour—nevertheless, with great regret, it must end.

Lords amendment No. 515 will soon be know as the Brent, East amendment, as it is the preparatory work that the Government feel is necessary should the hon. Member for Brent, East (Mr. Livingstone) manage, despite the work of various campaign managers, to secure the Labour party nomination for London mayor.

The new clause is breathtaking, both for the power that it would give to the Secretary of State and for its casual inclusion at such a late stage in the Bill's passage—but we have become rather accustomed to the Government's late inclusion of such provisions.

In another place, Baroness Miller—whose work on the Bill, throughout its passage, has been tireless—said that to present this type of amendment at Third Reading is beyond belief."—[Official Report, House of Lords, 1 November 1999; Vol. 606, c. 675.] She admitted to being appalled that the new clause should have been considered by the other place at such a late stage in the Bill's progress, and Opposition Members share her view.

Is the amendment not yet another example of the truly dreadful standards practised in the Bill's construction? Is it not another example of the Bill's rather shoddy construction? Is not the Bill effectively being re-written through 818 Government amendments, most of which we shall have no possibility to consider today because of the Government's timetable motion?

How can the Minister say with any dignity that the provisions of Lords amendment No. 515 had not been thought of before? Did the Government finally realise that the amendment was necessary, or did its introduction have more to do with the fact that the campaign manager realised that his candidate might not win and that the candidate from Brent, East might secure the nomination?

Ministers have said that the powers in the amendment would be for only temporary use. If it were a matter simply of the Minister's charm, I am sure that we might wish to believe him. However, the amendment does not say when the contracts might come to an end. Indeed, the amendment gives no point of termination for the arrangements that the Minister would like us to believe will be short-term and temporary. The new clause will allow the Secretary of State to make all the appointments that the mayor and Assembly should make when they take office. Why can that not be left to the mayor? If it is so important that the appointments be made earlier, it takes the biscuit for the Minister to say with an honest face that he and his officials could not have thought about it before.

Lords amendment No. 515 says: the Secretary of State may appoint a person on such terms and conditions…as the Secretary of State thinks fit. That creates carte blanche for the Secretary of State to hire whomever he chooses, under any contractual conditions for any period. Nowhere in the amendment is there anything to the contrary.

The arrangement relies on trust alone, yet unfortunately, during our discussion of the Bill, we have repeatedly had grounds not to trust the Government on such matters. Where is the guarantee that the amendment will not be used to put placemen into Transport for London, the London development agency or the cultural strategy group before the mayor takes over?

If people are hired on contract, will it not be expensive to get rid of them if the mayor decides that he does not want them? Who will pay? The London council tax payer will pay the cost of the Secretary of State's folly. How many posts does the right hon. Gentleman have it in mind to fill in that way? The Minister gave some examples, for which we are grateful, but perhaps he could give us guarantees of some of the appointments that will not be made under the amendment.

We will divide the House on the Lords amendment because we do not believe in it in any shape or form, and we do not believe that it is in the democratic interests of the Assembly or the city itself. Putting placemen from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions into the Authority is not a good idea. It will corrupt a body that we would like to see stand up for London.

Mr. McDonnell

I shall quickly move on from that bluster and make a serious point concerning the transfer of staff. Both as an elected local councillor and as a local government officer, I have now experienced six reorganisations at the strategic and local levels, so I ask the Minister to reassure us that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 will apply to most staff who are transferred from existing bodies to a new body to serve the same function.

Most of the senior staff are now on fixed-term appointments, so if senior staff are to be appointed as the Lords amendment suggests, fixed-term contracts will apply. The question is therefore: what is the definition of "temporary"? How long does the Minister envisage that the fixed-term appointments will last?

Mr. Hill

The hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Woodward) worked himself into a bit of a lather on this one. I suppose that, having planted the story that we read in the Sunday Express yesterday, he felt obliged to bring it, with such energy as he could summon—which was not a great deal—to the Chamber. There was a slight piece in that newspaper at the weekend, but it was none the less clotted nonsense for being slight.

There is nothing in the charge that the staff being recruited and appointed to the back-up team at the GLA are anything other than essential staff, such as security, clerical, administrative and IT staff who are vital if we are to achieve an effective transition when the mayor and the Assembly take over. They will take over in Romney house where the transition team is already in place and is recruiting the staff I have just mentioned. We expect that it will recruit 200 out of a potential 250 staff for the GLA, to be in place by the time that the mayor and Assembly take over.

The key point is that all the key heads of departments and senior figures in the GLA administration—and, without qualification, all those who will be deemed to play any kind of political advisory role within the mayoralty and the Assembly—will be left for the mayor and Assembly to appoint. They will not be appointed by the transition team, much less—as the ludicrous piece in the Sunday Express suggested—by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister.

As a clear indication of our total transparency and usual honesty, the whole question of the appointment of senior personnel for the GLA is, as is usual with this Government, the subject of a current consultation. We are seeking the advice of all the relevant players on the London scene, so that we can get it right. Getting it right means doing the best for London and Londoners, and not playing petty party political games, such as I fear the hon. Member for Witney—unusually—is playing this evening.

Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment:—

The House divided: Ayes 346, Noes 138.

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Abbott, Ms Diane Coleman, Iain
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Connarty, Michael
Ainger, Nick Cook, Frank (Stockton N)
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Cooper, Yvette
Alexander, Douglas Corbett, Robin
Allan, Richard Corbyn, Jeremy
Allen, Graham Corston, Jean
Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary Cotter, Brian
Ashton, Joe Cousins, Jim
Atherton, Ms Candy Cox, Tom
Atkins, Charlotte Cranston, Ross
Austin, John Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)
Baker, Norman Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
Barnes, Harry Cummings, John
Barron, Kevin Cunliffe, Lawrence
Bayley, Hugh Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Beard, Nigel Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret Dalyell, Tam
Bell, Martin (Tatton) Darling, Rt Hon Alistair
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough) Darvill, Keith
Benn, Hilary (Leeds C) Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Benn, Rt Hon Tony (Chesterfield) Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Bennett, Andrew F Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Bermingham, Gerald Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H)
Berry, Roger Dean, Mrs Janet
Betts, Clive Denham, John
Blears, Ms Hazel Dobbin, Jim
Blizzard, Bob Donohoe, Brian H
Blunkett, Rt Hon David Doran, Frank
Boateng, Rt Hon Paul Dowd, Jim
Borrow, David Drew, David
Bradley, Keith (Withington) Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin) Edwards, Huw
Brake, Tom Ellman, Mrs Louise
Brand, Dr Peter Etherington, Bill
Breed, Colin Fearn, Ronnie
Brinton, Mrs Helen Reid, Rt Hon Frank
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E) Fisher, Mark
Brown, Russell (Dumfries) Fizpatrick, Jim
Browne, Desmond Fitzsimons, Lorna
Buck, Ms Karen Flint, Caroline
Burden, Richard Flynn, Paul
Burgon, Colin Follett, Barbara
Burnett, John Foster, Rt Hon Derek
Burstow, Paul Foster, Don (Bath)
Butler, Mrs Christine Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Byers, Rt Hon Stephen Foster, Michael J (Worcester)
Cable, Dr Vincent Fyfe, Maria
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth) Gapes, Mike
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge) Gardiner, Barry
Campbell, Rt Hon Menzies (NE Fife) George, Bruce (Walsall S)
Gerrard, Neil
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V) Gibson, Dr Ian
Campbell-Savours, Dale Gilroy, Mrs Linda
Caplin, Ivor Godman, Dr Norman A
Casale, Roger Godsiff, Roger
Caton, Martin Goggins, Paul
Chaytor, David Golding, Mrs Llin
Chidgey, David Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Clapham, Michael Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields) Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands) Grocott, Bruce
Grogan, John
Clark, Paul (Gillingham) Hain, Peter
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S) Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian) Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge) Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S) Hancock, Mike
Clelland, David Heal, Mrs Sylvia
Clwyd, Ann Healey, John
Coaker, Vernon Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Coffey, Ms Ann Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Cohen, Harry Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Hepburn, Stephen Marshall, David (Shettleston)
Heppell, John Marshall-Andrews, Robert
Hesford, Stephen Martlew, Eric
Hewitt, Ms Patricia Maxton, John
Hill, Keith Meale, Alan
Hinchliffe, David Merron, Gillian
Hodge, Ms Margaret Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Hood, Jimmy Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Hoon, Rt Hon Geoffrey Milburn, Rt Hon Alan
Hope, Phil Miller, Andrew
Hopkins, Kelvin Moffatt, Laura
Howarth, Alan (Newport E) Moonie, Dr Lewis
Hoyle, Lindsay Moran, Ms Margaret
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford) Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Humble, Mrs Joan Mountford, Kali
Hurst, Alan Mudie, George
Hutton, John Mullin, Chris
Iddon, Dr Brian Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)
Illsley, Eric Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough) Murphy, Rt Hon Paul (Torfaen)
Jenkins, Brian Naysmith, Dr Doug
Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield) O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)
Jones, Mrs Fiona (Newark) Olner, Bill
Jones, Helen (Warrington N) O'Neill, Martin
Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW) Organ, Mrs Diana
Osborne, Ms Sandra
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C) Palmer, Dr Nick
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak) Pearson, Ian
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S) Perham, Ms Linda
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham) Pickthall, Colin
Jowell, Rt Hon Ms Tessa Pike, Peter L
Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald Plaskitt, James
Keeble. Ms Sally Pond, Chris
Keen, Alan (Feltharn & Heston) Pope, Greg
Keetch, Paul Pound, Stephen
Kelly, Ms Ruth Powell, Sir Raymond
Kemp, Fraser Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree) Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Khabra, Piara S Prescott, Rt Hon John
Kidney, David Prosser, Gwyn
Kilfoyle, Peter Purchase, Ken
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth) Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce
King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green) Quinn, Lawrie
Kirkwood, Archy Rammell, Bill
Kumar, Dr Ashok Rapson, Syd
Ladyman, Dr Stephen Raynsford, Nick
Lawrence, Ms Jackie Reed, Andrew (Loughborough)
Laxton, Bob Rendel, David
Leslie, Christopher Roche, Mrs Barbara
Levitt, Tom Rooker, Jeff
Lewis, Ivan (Bury S) Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)
Linton, Martin Rowlands, Ted
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C) Roy, Frank
Llwyd, Elfyn Ruane, Chris
Lock, David Ruddock, Joan
McAvoy, Thomas Russell, Bob (Colchester)
McCabe, Steve Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)
McCartney, Rt Hon Ian (Makerfield) Ryan, Ms Joan
Salter, Martin
McDonagh, Siobhain Sanders, Adrian
Macdonald, Calum Sarwar, Mohammad
McDonnell, John Savidge, Malcolm
McGuire, Mrs Anne Sawford, Phil
McIsaac, Shona Sedgemore, Brian
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary Shaw, Jonathan
Mackinlay, Andrew Sheerman, Barry
Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
McNulty, Tony Short, Rt Hon Clare
Mactaggart, Fiona Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
McWalter, Tony Singh, Marsha
McWilliam, John Skinner, Dennis
Mahon, Mrs Alice Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Mallaber, Judy Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S) Smith, John (Glamorgan)
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury) Snape, Peter
Southworth, Ms Helen Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Spellar, John Twigg, Derek (Halton)
Squire, Ms Rachel Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Starkey, Dr Phyllis Tynan, Bill
Steinberg, Gerry Walley, Ms Joan
Stewart, David (Inverness E) Ward, Ms Claire
Stewart, Ian (Eccles) Wareing, Robert N
Stinchcombe, Paul Watts, David
Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin Webb, Steve
Straw, Rt Hon Jack White, Brian
Stringer, Graham Whitehead, Dr Alan
Stuart, Ms Gisela Wicks, Malcolm
Stunell, Andrew Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Sutcliffe, Gerry
Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury) Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Williams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Willis, Phil
Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S) Wills Michael
Taylor, David (NW Leics) Winnick, David
Temple-Morris, Peter Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W) Wise, Audrey
Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W) Wood, Mike
Timms, Stephen Woolas, Phil
Tipping, Paddy Worthington, Tony
Todd, Mark Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Touhig, Don Wyatt, Derek
Truswell, Paul
Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE) Tellers for the Ayes:
Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown) Mr. David Jamieson and
Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk) Mr. Kevin Hughes.
Amess, David Fox, Dr Liam
Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Fraser, Christopher
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon James Gale, Roger
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Garnier, Edward
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Gibb, Nick
Baldry, Tony Gill, Christopher
Bercow, John Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Beresford, Sir Paul Gray, James
Blunt, Crispin Green, Damian
Boswell, Tim Greenway, John
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Grieve, Dominic
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Brady, Graham Hammond, Philip
Brazier, Julian Hawkins, Nick
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Hayes, John
Browning, Mrs Angela Heath, Rt Hon Sir Edward
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Burns, Simon Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas
Butterfill, John Horam, John
Cash, William Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet) Hunter, Andrew
Jack, Rt Hon Michael
Chope, Christopher Jenkin, Bernard
Clappison, James Key, Robert
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh) King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Kirkbride, Miss Julie
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Collins, Tim Lansley, Andrew
Colvin, Michael Leigh, Edward
Cormack, Sir Patrick Letwin, Oliver
Cran, James Lidington, David
Curry, Rt Hon David Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Davies, Quentin (Grantham) Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice & Howden) Loughton, Tim
Luff, Peter
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Duncan, Alan MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Duncan Smith, Iain McIntosh, Miss Anne
Evans, Nigel MacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Faber, David Maclean, Rt Hon David
Fabricant, Michael McLoughlin, Patrick
Fallon, Michael Madel, Sir David
Flight, Howard Malins, Humfrey
Forth, Rt Hon Eric Maples, John
Mates, Michael Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Maude, Rt Hon Francis Streeter, Gary
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian Swayne, Desmond
May, Mrs Theresa Syms, Robert
Moss, Malcolm Tapsell, Sir Peter
Nicholls, Patrick Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury) Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Ottaway, Richard Taylor, Sir Teddy
Page, Richard Townend, John
Paice, James Tredinnick, David
Paterson, Owen Trend, Michael
Pickles, Eric Tyrie, Andrew
Viggers, Peter
Prior, David Wardle, Charles
Randall, John Waterson, Nigel
Redwood, Rt Hon John Wells, Bowen
Robathan, Andrew Whitney, Sir Raymond
Robertson, Laurence Whittingdale, John
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne) Wilkinson, John
Ruffley, David Willetts, David
St Aubyn, Nick Wilshire, David
Sayeed, Jonathan Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian Woodward, Shaun
Shepherd, Richard Yeo, Tim
Simpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk) Young, Rt Hon Sir George
Soames, Nicholas
Spelman, Mrs Caroline Tellers for the Noes:
Spicer, Sir Michael Mrs. Eleanor Laing and
Spring, Richard Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in amendments Nos. 516 to 521.— [Mr. Dowd.]

The House divided: Ayes 349, Noes 139.

Division No. 301] [9.59 pm
Abbott, Ms Diane Borrow, David
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Bradley, Keith (Withington)
Ainger, Nick Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Brake, Tom
Alexander, Douglas Brand, Dr Peter
Allan, Richard Breed, Colin
Allen, Graham Brinton, Mrs Helen
Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)
Ashton, Joe Brown, Russell (Dumfries)
Atherton, Ms Candy Browne, Desmond
Atkins, Charlotte Burden, Richard
Austin, John Burgon, Colin
Baker, Norman Burnett, John
Barnes, Harry Burstow, Paul
Barron, Kevin Butler, Mrs Christine
Bayley, Hugh Byers, Rt Hon Stephen
Beard, Nigel Cable, Dr Vincent
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
Bell, Martin (Tatton) Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough) Campbell, Rt Hon Menzies (NE Fife)
Benn, Hilary (Leeds C)
Benn, Rt Hon Tony (Chesterfield) Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
Bennett, Andrew F Campbell—Savours, Dale
Bermingham, Gerald Caplin, Ivor
Berry, Roger Casale, Roger
Betts, Clive Caton, Martin
Blears, Ms Hazel Chaytor, David
Blizzard, Bob Chidgey, David
Blunkett, Rt Hon David Clapham, Michael
Boateng, Rt Hon Paul Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands) Grogan, John
Hain, Peter
Clark, Paul (Gillingham) Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S) Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian) Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge) Hancock, Mike
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S) Heal, Mrs Sylvia
Clelland, David Healey, John
Clwyd, Ann Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Coaker, Vernon Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Coffey, Ms Ann Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Cohen, Harry Hepburn, Stephen
Coleman, Iain Heppell, John
Connarty, Michael Hesford, Stephen
Cook, Frank (Stockton N) Hewitt, Ms Patricia
Cooper, Yvette Hill, Keith
Corbett, Robin Hinchliffe, David
Corbyn, Jeremy Hodge, Ms Margaret
Corston, Jean Hood, Jimmy
Cotter, Brian Hoon, Rt Hon Geoffrey
Cousins, Jim Hope, Phil
Cox, Tom Hopkins, Kelvin
Cranston, Ross Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley) Hoyle, Lindsay
Cryer, John (Hornchurch) Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Cummings, John Humble, Mrs Joan
Cunliffe, Lawrence Hurst, Alan
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S) Hutton, John
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire Iddon, Dr Brian
Dalyell, Tam Illsley, Eric
Darling, Rt Hon Alistair Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Darvill, Keith Jamieson, David
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W) Jenkins, Brian
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli) Johnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C) Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H)
Dean, Mrs Janet Jones, Mrs Rona (Newark)
Denham, John Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
Dobbin, Jim Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Donohoe, Brian H
Doran, Frank Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Dowd, Jim Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Drew, David Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey) Jowell, Rt Hon Ms Tessa
Edwards, Huw Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Efford, Clive Keeble, Ms Sally
Ellman, Mrs Louise Keen, Alan (Feltharn & Heston)
Etherington, Bill Keetch, Paul
Fearn, Ronnie Kelly, Ms Ruth
Reid, Rt Hon Frank Kemp, Fraser
Fisher, Mark Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Fitzpatrick, Jim Khabra, Piara S
Fitzsimons, Lorna Kidney, David
Flint, Caroline Kilfoyle, Peter
Flynn, Paul King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Follett, Barbara King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Foster, Rt Hon Derek Kirkwood, Archy
Foster, Don (Bath) Kumar, Dr Ashok
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings) Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Foster, Michael J (Worcester) Lawrence, Ms Jackie
Fyfe, Maria Laxton, Bob
Gapes, Mike Leslie, Christopher
Gardiner, Barry Levitt, Tom
George, Bruce (Walsall S) Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Gerrard, Neil Linton, Martin
Gibson, Dr Ian Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Gilroy, Mrs Linda Llwyd, Elfyn
Godman, Dr Norman A Lock, David
Godsiff, Roger McAvoy, Thomas
Goggins, Paul McCabe, Steve
Golding, Mrs Llin McCartney, Rt Hon Ian (Makerfield)
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E) McDonagh, Siobhain
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend) Macdonald, Calum
Grocott, Bruce McDonnell, John
McGuire, Mrs Anne Salter, Martin
McIsaac, Shona Sanders, Adrian
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary Sarwar, Mohammad
Mackinlay, Andrew Savidge, Malcolm
Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert Sawford, Phil
McNulty, Tony Sedgemore, Brian
Mactaggart, Fiona Shaw, Jonathan
McWalter, Tony Sheerman, Barry
McWilliam, John Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Mahon, Mrs Alice Short, Rt Hon Clare
Mallaber, Judy Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S) Singh, Marsha
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury) Skinner, Dennis
Marshall, David (Shettleston) Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Marshall-Andrews, Robert Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Martlew, Eric Smith, John (Glamorgan)
Maxton, John Snape, Peter
Meale, Alan Southworth, Ms Helen
Merron, Gillian Spellar, John
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley) Squire, Ms Rachel
Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute) Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Milburn, Rt Hon Alan Steinberg, Gerry
Miller, Andrew Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Mitchell, Austin Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
Moffatt, Laura Stinchcombe, Paul
Moonie, Dr Lewis Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Moran, Ms Margaret Straw, Rt Hon Jack
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N) Stringer, Graham
Mountford, Kali Stuart, Ms Gisela
Mudie, George Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Mullin, Chris
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck) Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood) Taylor, David (NW Leics)
Murphy, Rt Hon Paul (Torfaen) Temple-Morris, Peter
Naysmith, Dr Doug Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton) Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks) Timms, Stephen
Olner, Bill Tipping, Paddy
O'Neill, Martin Todd, Mark
Organ, Mrs Diana Touhig, Don
Osborne, Ms Sandra Truswell, Paul
Palmer, Dr Nick Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Pearson, Ian Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Perham, Ms Linda Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Pickthall, Colin Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Pike, Peter L Twigg, Derek (Halton)
Plaskitt, James Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Pond, Chris Tynan, Bill
Pope, Greg Walley, Ms Joan
Pound, Stephen Ward, Ms Claire
Powell, Sir Raymond Wareing, Robert N
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E) Watts, David
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle) Webb, Steve
Prescott, Rt Hon John White, Brian
Prosser, Gwyn Whitehead, Dr Alan
Purchase, Ken Wicks, Malcolm
Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Quinn, Lawrie
Radice, Rt Hon Giles Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Rammell, Bill Williams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Rapson, Syd Willis, Phil
Raynsford, Nick Wills, Michael
Reed, Andrew (Loughborough) Winnick, David
Rendel, David Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Roche, Mrs Barbara Wise, Audrey
Rooker, Jeff Wood, Mike
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W) Woolas, Phil
Rowlands, Ted Worthington, Tony
Roy, Frank Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Ruane, Chris Wyatt, Derek
Ruddock, Joan
Russell, Bob (Colchester) Tellers for the Ayes:
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester) Mr. Gerry Sutcliffe and
Ryan, Ms Joan Mr. Kevin Hughes.
Amess, David Letwin, Oliver
Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Lidington, David
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon James Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Loughton, Tim
Baldry, Tony Luff, Peter
Bercow, John Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Beresford, Sir Paul MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Blunt, Crispin McIntosh, Miss Anne
Boswell, Tim MacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Maclean, Rt Hon David
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia McLoughlin, Patrick
Brady, Graham Madel, Sir David
Brazier, Julian Matins, Humfrey
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Maples, John
Browning, Mrs Angela Mates, Michael
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) Maude, Rt Hon Francis
Burns, Simon Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Butterfill, John May, Mrs Theresa
Cash, William Moss, Malcolm
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet) Nicholls, Patrick
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)
Chope, Christopher Ottaway, Richard
Clappison, James Page, Richard
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh) Paice, James
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Paterson, Owen
Pickles, Eric
Collins, Tim Prior, David
Colvin, Michael Randall, John
Cormack, Sir Patrick Redwood, Rt Hon John
Cran, James Robathan, Andrew
Curry, Rt Hon David Robertson, Laurence
Davies, Quentin (Grantham) Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice & Howden) Ruffley, David
St Aubyn, Nick
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen Sayeed, Jonathan
Duncan, Alan Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Duncan Smith, Iain Shepherd, Richard
Evans, Nigel Simpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Faber, David Soames, Nicholas
Fabricant, Michael Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Fallon, Michael Spicer, Sir Michael
Flight, Howard Spring, Richard
Forth, Rt Hon Eric Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Fox, Dr Liam Streeter, Gary
Fraser, Christopher Swayne, Desmond
Gale, Roger Syms, Robert
Garnier, Edward Tapsell, Sir Peter
Gibb, Nick Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Gill, Christopher Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Gorman, Mrs Teresa Taylor, Sir Teddy
Gray, James Townend, John
Green, Damian Tredinnick, David
Greenway, John Trend, Michael
Grieve, Dominic Tyrie, Andrew
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie Viggers, Peter
Hammond, Philip Wardle, Charles
Hawkins, Nick Waterson, Nigel
Hayes, John Wells, Bowen
Heath, Rt Hon Sir Edward Whitney, Sir Raymond
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David Whittingdale, John
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Horam, John Wilkinson, John
Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot) Willetts, David
Hunter, Andrew Wilshire, David
Jack, Rt Hon Michael Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Jenkin, Bernard Woodward, Shaun
Key, Robert Yeo, Tim
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater) Young, Rt Hon Sir George
Kirkbride, Miss Julie
Lait, Mrs Jacqui Tellers for the Noes:
Lansley, Andrew Mrs. Eleanor Laing and
Leigh, Edward Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendments agreed to.

It being after Ten o'clock, MADAM SPEAKER put the remaining Questions required to be put at that hour, pursuant to the Order this day.

Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the remaining Lords amendments:—

The House divided: Ayes 349, Noes 136.

Division No. 302] [10.13 pm
Abbott, Ms Diane Clark, Paul (Gillingham)
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)
Ainger, Nick Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)
Alexander, Douglas Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)
Allan, Richard Clelland, David
Allen, Graham Clwyd, Ann
Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary Coaker, Vernon
Ashton, Joe Coffey, Ms Ann
Atherton, Ms Candy Cohen, Harry
Atkins, Charlotte Coleman, Iain
Austin, John Connarty, Michael
Baker, Norman Cook, Frank (Stockton N)
Barnes, Harry Cooper, Yvette
Barron, Kevin Corbett, Robin
Bayley, Hugh Corbyn, Jeremy
Beard, Nigel Corston, Jean
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret Cotter, Brian
Bell, Martin (Tatton) Cousins, Jim
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough) Cox, Tom
Benn, Hilary (Leeds C) Cranston, Ross
Benn, Rt Hon Tony (Chesterfield) Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)
Bennett, Andrew F Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
Bermingham, Gerald Cummings, John
Berry, Roger Cunliffe, Lawrence
Betts, Clive Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Blears, Ms Hazel Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Blizzard, Bob Dalyell, Tam
Boateng, Rt Hon Paul Darvill, Keith
Borrow, David Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Bradley, Keith (Withington) Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin) Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Brake, Tom Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H)
Brand, Dr Peter Dean, Mrs Janet
Breed, Colin Denham, John
Brinton, Mrs Helen Dobbin, Jim
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E) Donohoe, Brian H
Brown, Russell (Dumfries) Doran, Frank
Browne, Desmond Dowd, Jim
Burden, Richard Drew, David
Burgon, Colin Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Burnett, John Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Burstow, Paul Edwards, Huw
Butler, Mrs Christine Efford, Clive
Byers, Rt Hon Stephen Ellman, Mrs Louise
Cable, Dr Vincent Etherington, Bill
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth) Fearn, Ronnie
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge) Reid, Rt Hon Frank
Campbell, Rt Hon Menzies (NE Fife) Fisher, Mark
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V) Fitzsimons, Lorna
Campbell-Savours, Dale Flint, Caroline
Caplin, Ivor Rynn, Paul
Casale, Roger Follett, Barbara
Caton, Martin Foster, Rt Hon Derek
Chaytor, David Foster, Don (Bath)
Chidgey, David Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Clapham, Michael Foster, Michael J (Worcester)
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields) Fyfe, Maria
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands) Gapes, Mike
Gardiner, Barry
George, Bruce (Walsall S) Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Gerrard, Neil Linton, Martin
Gibson, Dr Ian Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Gilroy, Mrs Linda Llwyd, Elfyn
Godman, Dr Norman A Lock, David
Godsiff, Roger McAvoy, Thomas
Goggins, Paul McCabe, Steve
Golding, Mrs Llin McCartney, Rt Hon Ian (Makerfield)
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E) McDonagh, Siobhain
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend) Macdonald, Calum
Grocott, Bruce McDonnell, John
Grogan, John McGuire, Mrs Anne
Hain, Peter McIsaac, Shona
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale) McKenna, Mrs Rosemary
Hall, Patrick (Bedford) Mackinlay, Andrew
Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE) Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert
Hancock, Mike McNulty, Tony
Heal, Mrs Sylvia Mactaggart, Fiona
Healey, John McWalter, Tony
Heath, David (Somerton & Frome) McWilliam, John
Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N) Mahon, Mrs Alice
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich) Mallaber, Judy
Hepburn, Stephen Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Heppell, John Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)
Hesford, Stephen Marshall, David (Shettleston)
Hewitt, Ms Patricia Marshall—Andrews, Robert
Hill, Keith Martlew, Eric
Hinchliffe, David Maxton, John
Hodge, Ms Margaret Meale, Alan
Hood, Jimmy Merron, Gillian
Hoon, Rt Hon Geoffrey Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Hope, Phil Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Hopkins, Kelvin Milburn, Rt Hon Alan
Howarth, Alan (Newport E) Miller, Andrew
Hoyle, Lindsay Mitchell, Austin
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford) Moffatt, Laura
Humble, Mrs Joan Moonie, Dr Lewis
Hurst, Alan Moran, Ms Margaret
Hutton, John Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Iddon, Dr Brian Mountford, Kali
Illsley, Eric Mudie, George
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough) Mullin, Chris
Jamieson, David Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)
Jenkins, Brian Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)
Johnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle) Murphy, Rt Hon Paul (Torfaen)
Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield) Naysmith, Dr Doug
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)
Jones, Mrs Fiona (Newark) O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)
Jones, Helen (Warrington N) Olner, Bill
Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW) O'Neill, Martin
Öpik, Lembit
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C) Organ, Mrs Diana
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak) Osborne, Ms Sandra
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S) Palmer, Dr Nick
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham) Pearson, Ian
Jowell, Rt Hon Ms Tessa Perham, Ms Linda
Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald Pickthall, Colin
Keeble, Ms Sally Pike, Peter L
Keen, Alan (Feltharn & Heston) Plaskitt, James
Keetch, Paul Pond, Chris
Kelly, Ms Ruth Pope, Greg
Kemp, Fraser Pound, Stephen
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree) Powell, Sir Raymond
Khabra, Piara S Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisharn E)
Kidney, David Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Kilfoyle, Peter Prescott, Rt Hon John
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth) Prosser, Gwyn
King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green) Purchase, Ken
Kirkwood, Archy Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce
Kumar, Dr Ashok Quinn, Lawrie
Ladyman, Dr Stephen Radice, Rt Hon Giles
Lawrence, Ms Jackie Rammell, Bill
Laxton, Bob Rapson, Syd
Leslie, Christopher Raynsford, Nick
Levitt, Tom Reed, Andrew (Loughborough)
Rendel, David Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Roche, Mrs Barbara Taylor, David (NW Leics)
Rooker, Jeff Temple-Morris, Peter
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W) Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Rowlands, Ted Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Roy, Frank Timms, Stephen
Ruane, Chris Tipping, Paddy
Ruddock, Joan Todd, Mark
Russell, Bob (Colchester) Touhig, Don
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester) Truswell, Paul
Ryan, Ms Joan Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Salter, Martin Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Sanders, Adrian Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Sarwar, Mohammad Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Savidge, Malcolm Twigg, Derek (Halton)
Sawford, Phil Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Sedgemore, Brian Tynan, Bill
Shaw, Jonathan Walley, Ms Joan
Sheerman, Barry Ward, Ms Claire
Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert Wareing, Robert N
Short, Rt Hon Clare Watts, David
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S) Webb, Steve
Singh, Marsha White, Brian
Skinner, Dennis Whitehead, Dr Alan
Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E) Wicks, Malcolm
Smith, Angela (Basildon) Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Smith, John (Glamorgan)
Snape, Peter Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Southworth, Ms Helen Williams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Spellar, John Willis, Phil
Squire, Ms Rachel Wills, Michael
Starkey, Dr Phyllis Winnick, David
Steinberg, Gerry Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Stewart, David (Inverness E) Wise, Audrey
Stewart, Ian (Eccles) Wood, Mike
Stinchcombe, Paul Woolas, Phil
Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin Worthington, Tony
Straw, Rt Hon Jack Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Stringer, Graham Wyatt, Derek
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Stunell, Andrew Tellers for the Ayes:
Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury) Mr. Kevin Hughes and
Mr. Gerry Sutcliffe.
Amess, David Curry, Rt Hon David
Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Davies, Quentin (Grantham)
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon James Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice & Howden)
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E)
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen
Baldry, Tony Duncan, Alan
Bercow, John Evans, Nigel
Beresford, Sir Paul Faber, David
Blunt, Crispin Fabricant, Michael
Boswell, Tim Fallon, Michael
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Flight, Howard
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia Forth, Rt Hon Eric
Brady, Graham Fox, Dr Liam
Brazier, Julian Fraser, Christopher
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Gale, Roger
Browning, Mrs Angela Garnier, Edward
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) Gibb, Nick
Burns, Simon Gill, Christopher
Butterfill, John Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Cash, William Gray, James
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet) Green, Damian
Greenway, John
Chope, Christopher Grieve, Dominic
Clappison, James Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh) Hammond, Philip
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Hawkins, Nick
Hayes, John
Collins, Tim Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Colvin, Michael Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas
Cormack, Sir Patrick Horam, John
Cran, James Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Jack, Rt Hon Michael Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Jenkin, Bernard Ruffley, David
Key, Robert St Aubyn, Nick
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater) Sayeed, Jonathan
Kirkbride, Miss Julie Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Lait, Mrs Jacqui Shepherd, Richard
Lansley, Andrew Simpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Leigh, Edward Soames, Nicholas
Letwin, Oliver Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Lidington, David Spicer, Sir Michael
Lilley, Rt Hon Peter Spring, Richard
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareharn) Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Loughton, Tim Streeter, Gary
Luff, Peter Swayne, Desmond
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Syms, Robert
MacGregor, Rt Hon John Tapsell, Sir Peter
McIntosh, Miss Anne Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
MacKay, Rt Hon Andrew Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Maclean, Rt Hon David Taylor, Sir Teddy
Townend, John
McLoughlin, Patrick Tredinnick, David
Madel, Sir David Trend, Michael
Malins, Humfrey Tyrie, Andrew
Maples, John Viggers, Peter
Mates, Michael Wardle, Charles
Maude, Rt Hon Francis Waterson, Nigel
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian Wells, Bowen
May, Mrs Theresa Whitney, Sir Raymond
Moss, Malcolm Whittingdale, John
Nicholls, Patrick Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury) Wilkinson, John
Ottaway, Richard Willetts, David
Page, Richard Wilshire, David
Paice, James Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Paterson, Owen Woodward, Shaun
Pickles, Eric Yeo, Tim
Prior, David Young, Rt Hon Sir George
Randall, John
Redwood, Rt Hon John Tellers for the Noes:
Robathan, Andrew Mrs. Eleanor Laing and
Robertson, Laurence Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendments agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their amendments numbered 1 and 6; Mr. Jim Dowd, Mr. Phil Hope, Mrs. Jacqui Lait, Mr. Nick Raynsford and Mr. Shaun Woodward to be members of the Committee; Mr. Nick Raynsford to be the Chairman of the Committee; Three to be the quorum of the Committee; Committee to withdraw immediately.—[Mr. Dowd.]

The House divided: Ayes 319, Noes 158.

Division No. 303] [10.27 pm
Abbott, Ms Diane Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N) Bell, Martin (Tatton)
Ainger, Nick Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE) Benn, Hilary (Leeds C)
Alexander, Douglas Benn, Rt Hon Tony (Chesterfield)
Allen, Graham Bennett, Andrew F
Armstrong, Rt Hon Ms Hilary Bermingham, Gerald
Ashton, Joe Berry, Roger
Atherton, Ms Candy Betts, Clive
Atkins, Charlotte Blears, Ms Hazel
Austin, John Blizzard, Bob
Barnes, Harry Boateng, Rt Hon Paul
Barron, Kevin Borrow, David
Bayley, Hugh Bradley, Keith (Withington)
Beard, Nigel Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Brinton, Mrs Helen Fyfe, Maria
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E) Gapes, Mike
Brown, Russell (Dumfries) Gardiner, Barry
Browne, Desmond George, Bruce (Walsall S)
Burden, Richard Gerrard, Neil
Burgon, Colin Gibson, Dr Ian
Butler, Mrs Christine Gilroy, Mrs Linda
Byers, Rt Hon Stephen Godman, Dr Norman A
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth) Godsiff, Roger
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge) Goggins, Paul
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V) Golding, Mrs Llin
Campbell-Savours, Dale Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Caplin, Ivor Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Casale, Roger Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Caton, Martin Grocott, Bruce
Chaytor, David Grogan, John
Clapham, Michael Hain, Peter
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields) Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands) Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
Heal, Mrs Sylvia
Clark, Paul (Gillingham) Healey, John
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S) Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian) Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge) Hepburn, Stephen
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S) Heppell, John
Clelland, David Hesford, Stephen
Clwyd, Ann Hewitt, Ms Patricia
Coaker, Vernon Hill, Keith
Coffey, Ms Ann Hinchliffe, David
Cohen, Harry Hodge, Ms Margaret
Coleman, Iain Hood, Jimmy
Connarty, Michael Hoon, Rt Hon Geoffrey
Cook, Frank (Stockton N) Hope, Phil
Cooper, Yvette Hopkins, Kelvin
Corbett, Robin Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Corbyn, Jeremy Hoyle, Lindsay
Corston, Jean Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Cotter, Brian Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Cousins, Jim Humble, Mrs Joan
Cox, Tom Hurst, Alan
Cranston, Ross Hutton, John
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley) Iddon, Dr Brian
Cryer, John (Hornchurch) Illsley, Eric
Cummings, John Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Cunliffe, Lawrence Jamieson, David
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S) Jenkins, Brian
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire Johnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Dalyell, Tam Jones, Mrs Fiona (Newark)
Darvill, Keith Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W) Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C) Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H) Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Dean, Mrs Janet Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Denham, John Jowell, Rt Hon Ms Tessa
Dobbin, Jim Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Donohoe, Brian H Keeble, Ms Sally
Doran, Frank Keen, Alan (Feltharn & Heston)
Dowd, Jim Kelly, Ms Ruth
Drew, David Kemp, Fraser
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey) Khabra, Piara S
Edwards, Huw Kidney, David
Efford, Clive Kilfoyle, Peter
Ellman, Mrs Louise King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Etherington, Bill King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Field, Rt Hon Frank Kumar, Dr Ashok
Fisher, Mark Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Fitzpatrick, Jim Lawrence, Ms Jackie
Fitzsimons, Lorna Laxton, Bob
Flint, Caroline Leslie, Christopher
Flynn, Paul Levitt, Tom
Follett, Barbara Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Foster, Rt Hon Derek Linton, Martin
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings) Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Foster, Michael J (Worcester) Lock, David
McAvoy, Thomas Ruane, Chris
McCabe, Steve Ruddock, Joan
McCartney, Rt Hon Ian (Makerfield) Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)
Ryan, Ms Joan
McDonagh, Siobhain Sarwar, Mohammad
Macdonald, Calum Savidge, Malcolm
McDonnell, John Sawford, Phil
McGuire, Mrs Anne Sedgemore, Brian
McIsaac, Shona Shaw, Jonathan
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary Sheerman, Barry
Mackinlay, Andrew Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
McNulty, Tony Short, Rt Hon Clare
Mactaggart, Fiona Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
McWalter, Tony Singh, Marsha
McWilliam, John Skinner, Dennis
Mahon, Mrs Alice Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Mallaber, Judy Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S) Smith, John (Glamorgan)
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury) Snape, Peter
Marshall, David (Shettleston) Southworth, Ms Helen
Marshall-Andrews, Robert Spellar, John
Martlew, Eric Squire, Ms Rachel
Maxton, John Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Meale, Alan Steinberg, Gerry
Merron, Gillian Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley) Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
Milburn, Rt Hon Alan Stinchcombe, Paul
Miller, Andrew Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Mitchell, Austin Straw, Rt Hon Jack
Moffatt, Laura Stringer, Graham
Moonie, Dr Lewis Stuart, Ms Gisela
Moran, Ms Margaret Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Mountford, Kali Taylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Mudie, George Taylor, David (NW Leics)
Mullin, Chris Temple-Morris, Peter
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck) Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood) Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Murphy, Rt Hon Paul (Torfaen) Timms, Stephen
Naysmith, Dr Doug Tipping, Paddy
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton) Todd, Mark
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks) Touhig, Don
Olner, Bill Truswell, Paul
O'Neill, Martin Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Organ, Mrs Diana Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Osborne, Ms Sandra Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Palmer, Dr Nick Turner, Neil (Wigan)
Pearson, Ian Twigg, Derek (Halton)
Perham, Ms Linda Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Pickthall, Colin Tynan, Bill
Pike, Peter L Walley, Ms Joan
Plaskitt, James Ward, Ms Claire
Pond, Chris Wareing, Robert N
Pope, Greg Watts, David
Pound, Stephen White, Brian
Powell, Sir Raymond Whitehead, Dr Alan
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E) Wicks, Malcolm
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle) Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Prescott, Rt Hon John
Prosser, Gwyn Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Purchase, Ken Williams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce Wills, Michael
Quinn, Lawrie Winnick, David
Radice, Rt Hon Giles Wise, Audrey
Rammell, Bill Wood, Mike
Rapson, Syd Woolas, Phil
Raynsford, Nick Worthington, Tony
Reed, Andrew (Loughborough) Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Roche, Mrs Barbara Wyatt, Derek
Rooker, Jeff
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W) Tellers for the Ayes:
Rowlands, Ted Mr. Mike Hall and
Roy, Frank Mr. Gerry Sutcliffe.
Allan, Richard Jack, Rt Hon Michael
Amess, David Jackson, Robert (Wantage)
Ancram, Rt Hon Michael Jenkin, Bernard
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon James Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E) Keetch, Paul
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham) Key, Robert
Baker, Norman King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Baldry, Tony Kirkwood, Archy
Bercow, John Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Beresford, Sir Paul Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Blunt, Crispin Lansley, Andrew
Boswell, Tim Leigh, Edward
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W) Letwin, Oliver
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia Lidington, David
Brady, Graham Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Brake, Tom Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Brand, Dr Peter Llwyd, Elfyn
Brazier, Julian Loughton, Tim
Breed, Colin Luff, Peter
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Browning, Mrs Angela MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset) McIntosh, Miss Anne
Burnett, John Maclean, Rt Hon David
Burns, Simon Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert
Burstow, Paul McLoughlin, Patrick
Butterfill, John Madel, Sir David
Campbell, Rt Hon Menzies (NE Fife) Malins, Hurnfrey
Maples, John
Cash, William Mates, Michael
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet) Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
May, Mrs Theresa
Chidgey, David Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Chope, Christopher Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)
Clappison, James Moss, Malcolm
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh) Nicholls, Patrick
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)
Öpik, Lembit
Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Ottaway, Richard
Collins, Tim Page, Richard
Colvin, Michael Paice, James
Cormack, Sir Patrick Paterson, Owen
Cran, James Pickles, Eric
Davies, Quentin (Grantham) Prior, David
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice &Howden) Randall, John
Redwood, Rt Hon John
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen Rendel, David
Duncan, Alan Robathan, Andrew
Duncan Smith, Iain Robertson, Laurence
Evans, Nigel Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Faber, David Ruffley, David
Fabricant, Michael Russell, Bob (Colchester)
Fallon, Michael St Aubyn, Nick
Fearn, Ronnie Sayeed, Jonathan
Flight, Howard Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Forth, Rt Hon Eric Shepherd, Richard
Foster, Don (Bath) Simpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Fox, Dr Liam Soames, Nicholas
Fraser, Christopher Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Garnier, Edward Spicer, Sir Michael
Gibb, Nick Spring, Richard
Gill, Christopher Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Gorman, Mrs Teresa Streeter, Gary
Gray, James Swayne, Desmond
Green, Damian Syms, Robert
Greenway, John Tapsell, Sir Peter
Grieve, Dominic Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Hammond, Philip Townend, John
Hancock, Mike Tredinnick, David
Hawkins, Nick Trend, Michael
Hayes, John Tyrie, Andrew
Heath, David (Somerton & Frome) Viggers, Peter
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David Wardle, Charles
Horam, John Waterson, Nigel
Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot) Webb, Steve
Wells, Bowen Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Whitney, Sir Raymond Woodward, Shaun
Whittingdale, John Yeo, Tim
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann Young, Rt Hon Sir George
Wilkinson, John
Willetts, David Tellers for the Noes:
Willis, Phil Mr. Andrew Stunell and
Wilshire, David Mr. Adrian Sanders.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Reasons for disagreeing to certain Lords amendments reported, and agreed to; to be communicated to the Lords.