Orders of the Day — 1. Hydrocarbon Oils, etc. (Customs and Excise)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th November 1964.

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Motion made,That, as from six o'clock in the evening of 11th November, 1964, the duty of customs on hydrocarbon oils shall be increased by sixpence a gallon, and all the provisions of the customs and excise Acts which depend on the rate of that duty shall have effect accordingly including in particular—

  1. (a) the enactments specifying the rate of excise duty on hydrocarbon oils, on petrol substitutes and on spirits used for making power methylated spirits, and
  2. (b) Part VI of the Customs and Excise Act 1952 and other enactments affording rebates of duty or any allowance.

And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this resolution should have statutory effect under the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1913.

The CHAIRMAN put the Question thereupon forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90 (Ways and Means Resolutions):—

The Committee proceeded to a Division, and The CHAIRMAN having directed that the doors be locked—

Photo of Mr Robin Maxwell-Hyslop Mr Robin Maxwell-Hyslop , Tiverton

(seated and covered): May I raise a point of order, Dr. King? Did not I hear you order "Lock the doors", rather than "Clear the Lobbies", and, if so, is the Division valid in that case?

Photo of Sir Harry Hylton-Foster Sir Harry Hylton-Foster , Cities of London and Westminster

It was an error for which the new Chairman apologises to the Committee, and which I corrected at once by giving the correct instruction.

Ayes 303, Noes 293.

Division No. 3.]AYES[4.37p.m.
Abse, LeoBradley, TomDavies, S. O. (Merthyr)
Albu, AustenBray, Dr. Jeremyde Freitas, Sir Geoffrey
Allaun, Frank (Salford, E.)Broughton, Dr. A. D. D.Delargy, Hugh
Alldritt, W. HBrown, Rt. Hn. George (Belper)Dell, Edmund
Allen, Scholefield (Crewe)Brown, Hugh D. (Glasgow, Provan)Dempsey, James
Armstrong, ErnestBrown, R. W. (Shoreditch & Fbury)Diamond, John
Atkinson, NormanBuchan, Norman (Renfrewshire, W.)Dodds, Norman
Bacon, Miss AliceBuchanan, Richard (Gl'sg'w,Spr'burn)Doig, Peter
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Butler, Herbert (Hackney, C.)Driberg Tom
Barnett, JoelButler, Mrs. Joyce (Wood Green)Duffy, Dr. A. E. P.
Baxter, WilliamCallaghan, Rt. Hn. JamesDunn, James, A. (L'pool, Kirkdale)
Beaney, AlanCarmichael, NeilDunnett, Jack (Nottingh'm, Central)
Bellenger, Rt. Hn. F. J.Carter-Jones, LewisEdelman, Maurice
Bence, CyrilCastle, Rt. Hn. BarbaraEdwards, Rt. Hn. Ness (Caerphilly)
Benn, Rt. Hn. Anthony WedgwoodColeman, DonaldEdwards, Robert (Bilston)
Bennett, J. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)Conlan, BernardEnglish, Michael
Binns, JohnCorbet, Mrs. FredaEnnals, David
Bishop, E. S.Craddock, George (Bradford, S.)Ensor, David
Blackburn, F.Crawshaw, RichardEvans, Albert (Islington, S. W.)
Blenkinsop, ArthurCrosland, AnthonyEvans loan (Birmingham, Yardley)
Boardman, H.Crossman, Rt. Hn. R. H. S.Fernyhough, E.
Boston, T. G.Cullen, Mrs. AliceFinch, Harold
Bottomley, Rt. Hn. ArthurDalyell, TamFitch, Alan
Bowden, Rt. Hn. H. W. (Leics S.W.)Darling, GeorgeFitch, Alan
Bowles, FrankDavies, G. Elfed (Rhondda, E.)Fletcher, Eric (Islington, E.)
Boyden, JamesDavies, Harold (Leek)Fletcher, Ted (Darlington)
Braddock, Mrs. E. M.Davies, Ifor (Gower)Fletcher, Raymond (Ilkeston)
Floud, BernardLewis, Arthur (West Ham, N.)Rhodes, Geoffrey
Foley, MauriceLewis, Ron (Carlisle)Richard, Ivor
Foot, Dingle (Ipswich)Lipton, MarcusRoberts, Albert (Normanton)
Foot, Michael (Ebbw Vale)Lomas, KennethRoberts, Goronwy (Caernarvon)
Ford, BenLoughlin, CharlesRobertson, John (Paisley)
Fraser, Rt. Hn. Tom (Hamilton)Mabon, Dr. J. DicksonRobinson, Rt. Hn. K. (St. Pancras, N.)
Freeson, ReginaldMcBride, NellRodgers, William (Stockton)
Galpern, Sir MyerMcCann, J.Rose, Paul B.
Garrett, W. E.MacColl, JamesRoss, Rt. Hn. William
Garrow, A.MacDermot, NiallRowland, Christopher
George, Lady Megan LloydMcGuire, MichaelSheldon, Robert
Ginsburg, DavidMcInnes, JamesShinwell, Rt. Hn. E.
Gourlay, HarryMcKay, Mrs. MargaretShore, Peter (Stepney)
Greenwood, Rt. Hn. AnthonyMacKenzie, Gregor (Rutherglen)Short, Rt. Hn. E. (N'c'tle-on-Tyne,C.)
Gregory, ArnoldMackie, John (Enfield, E.)Short, Mrs. Renée (W'hampton. N. E.)
Grey, CharlesMacMillan, MalcolmSilkin, John (Deptford)
Griffiths, David (Rother Valley)MacPherson, MalcolmSilkin, S. C. (Camberwell, Dulwich)
Griffiths, Rt. Hn. James (Llanelly)Mahon, Peter (Preston, S.)Silverman, Julius (Aston)
Griffiths, Will (Manchester Exchange)Mahon, Simon (Bootle)Silverman, Sydney (Nelson)
Gunter, Rt. Hn. R. J.Mallalieu, E. L. (Brigg)Slater, Mrs. Harriet (Stoke, N.)
Hale, LeslieMallalieu, J. P. W. (Huddersfield, E.)Slater, Joseph (Sedgefield)
Hamilton, James (Bothwell)Manuel, ArchieSmall, William
Hamilton, William (West Fife)Marsh, RichardSmith, Ellis (Stoke, S.)
Hamling, William (Woolwich, W.)Mason, RoySnow, Julian
Hannan, WilliamMaxwell, RobertSolomons, Henry
Harper, JosephMayhew, ChristopherSorensen, R. W.
Harrison, Walter (Wakefield)Mellish, RobertSoskice, Rt. Hn. Sir Frank
Hart, Mrs. JudithMendelson, J. J.Steele, Thomas
Hattersley, RayMikardo, IanStewart, Rt. Hn. Michael
Hayman, F. H.Millan, BruceStonehouse, John
Hazell, BertMiller, Dr. M. S.Stones, William
Healey, Rt. Hn. DenisMilne, Edward (Blythe)Strauss, Rt. Hn. G. R. (Vauxhall)
Heffer, Eric S.Molloy, WilliamStross, Sir Barnett (Stoke-on. Trent, C.)
Henderson, Rt. Hn. ArthurMonslow, WalterSummerskill, Dr. Shirley
Herbison, Rt. Hn. MargaretMorris, Alfred (Wythenshawe)Swain, Thomas
Hobden, Dennis (Brighton, K'town) Morris, John (Aberavon)Swingler, Stephen
Holman, PercyMorrison, Charles (Devizes)Symonds, J. B.
Horner, JohnMulley, Rt. Hn. Frederick (SheffieldPk) Taverne, Dick
Houghton, Rt. Hn. DouglasMurray, AlbertTaylor, Bernard (Mansfield)
Howarth, Harry (Wellingborough)Neal, HaroldThomas, George (Cardiff, W.)
Howarth, Robert L. (Bolton, E.)Newens, StanThomas, Iorwerth (Rhondda, W.)
Howell, Denis (Small Heath)Noel-Baker, Francis (Swindon)Thomson, George (Dundee, E.)
Howie, W.Noel-Baker, Rt. Hn. Philip (Derby, S.) Thornton, Ernest
Hoy, JamesNorwood, ChristopherTinn, James
Hughes, Cledwyn (Anglesey)Oakes, GordonTomney, Frank
Hughes, Emrys (S. Ayrshire)Ogden, EricTuck, Raphael
Hughes, Hector (Aberdeen, N.)Oram, Albert E. (E. Ham S.)Urwin, T. W.
Hunter, Adam (Dunfermline)Orbach, MauriceVarley, Eric G.
Hunter, A. E. (Feltham)Orme, StanleyWalden, Brian (All Saints)
Hynd, John (Attercliffe)Oswald, ThomasWalker, Harold (Doncaster)
Irvine, A. J. (Edge Hill)Owen, WillWallace, George
Jackson, ColinPadley, WalterWarbey, William
Janner, Sir BarnettPage, Derek (King's Lynn)Watkins, Tudor
Jay, Rt. Hn. DouglasPaget, R. T.Weitzman, David
Jeger, George (Goole)Palmer, ArthurWells, William (Walsall, N.)
Jeger, Mrs. Lena (H'b'n & St. P' cras,S.)Pannell, Rt. Hn. CharlesWhite, Mrs. Eirene
Jenkins, Hugh (Putney)Pargiter, G. A.Whitlock, Charles
Jenkins, Rt. Hn. Roy (Stechford)Park, Trevor (Derbyshire, S. E.)Wigg, Rt. Hn. George
Johnson, Carol (Lewisham, S.)Parker, JohnWilkins, W. A.
Johnson, James (K'ston-on-Hull,W.)Parkin, B. T.Willey, Rt. Hn. Frederick
Jones, Dan (Burnley)Pavitt, LaurenceWilliams, A. J. (Swansea, W.)
Jones, Rt. Hn. Elwvn (West Ham, S.)Pearson, Arthur (Pontypridd)Williams, Ll. (Abertillery)
Jones, J. Idwal (Wrexham)Peart, Rt. Hn. FredWilliams, Mrs. Shirley (Hitchin)
Jones, T. W. (Merioneth)Pentland, NormanWilliams, W. T. (Warrington)
Kelley, RichardPerry, E. G.Willis, George (Edinburgh, E.)
Kenyon, CliffordPopplewell, ErnestWilson, Rt. Hn. Harold (Huyton)
Kerr, Mrs. Anne (R'ter & Chatham)Prentice, ReginaldWilson, William (Coventry, S.)
Kerr, Dr. David (W'worth, Central)Price, J. T. (Westhoughton)Winterbottom, R. E.
Lawson, GeorgeProbert, ArthurWoodburn, Rt. Hn. A.
Leadbitter, TedPursey, Cmdr. HarryWoof, Robert
Ledger, RonRandall, HarryWyatt, Woodrow
Lee, Rt. Hn. Frederick (Newton)Rankin, JohnYates, Victor (Ladywood)
Lee, Miss Jennie (Cannock)Redhead, EdwardZilliacus, K.
Lever, Harold (Cheetham)Rees, Merlyn (Leeds, S.)
Lever, L. M. (Ardwick)Reynolds, GeraldTELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Mr. Irving and Mr. Rogers.
NOES
Agnew, Commander Sir PeterAnstruther-Gray, Rt. Hn. Sir W.Balniel, Lord
Alison, Michael (Barkston Ash)Astor, JohnBarlow, Sir John
Allan, Robert (Paddington, S.)Atkins, HumphreyBatsford, Brian
Allason, James (Hemel Hempstead) Awdry, DanielBeamish, Col. Sir Tufton
Amery, Rt. Hn. JulianBaker, W. H. K.Bell, Ronald
Bennett, F. M. (Torquay)Glover, Sir DouglasMaitland, Sir John
Bennett, Dr. Reginald (Gos & Fhm)Glyn, Sir RichardMarlowe, Anthony
Berkeley, HumphryGodber, Rt. Hn. J. B.Marples, Rt. Hn. Ernest
Berry, Hn. AnthonyGoodhart, PhilipMarten, Neil
Bessell, PeterGoodhew, VictorMathew, Robert
Biffen, JohnCower, RaymondMaude, Angus E. U.
Biggs-Davison, JohnGrant, AnthonyMaudling, Rt. Hn. Reginald
Bingham, R. M.Grant-Ferris, R. (Nantwich)Mawby, Ray
Birch, Rt. Hn. NigelGresham-Cooke, R.Maxwell-Hyslop, R. J. (Tiverton)
Black, Sir CyrilGrieve, PercyMaydon, Lt.-Cmdr. S. L. C.
Blaker, PeterGriffiths, Eldon (Bury St. Edmunds) Meyer, Sir Anthony
Bossom, Hn. CliveGriffiths, Peter (Smethwick)Mills, Peter (Torrington)
Bowen, Roderic (Cardigan)Grimond, Rt. Hn. J.Mills, Stratton (Belfast, N.)
Boyd-Carpenter, Rt. Hn. J.Gurden, HaroldMiscampbell, Norman
Boyle, Rt. Hn. Sir EdwardHall, John (Wycombe)Mitchell, David
Brewis, JohnHall-Davis, A. G. F. (Morecambe)Monro, Hector
Brinton, Sir TattonHamilton, Marquess of (Fermanagh)More, Jasper
Bromley-Davenport, Lt.-Col. Sir Walter Harris, Frederic (Croydon, N. W.)Morrison, Charles (Devizes)
Brooke, Rt. Hn. HenryHarris, Reader (Heston)Morrison, John (Salisbury)
Brown, Sir Edward (Bath)Harrison, Brian (Maldon)Mott-Radclyffe, Sir Charles
Bruce-Gardyne, J.Harrison, Col. Sir Harwood (Eye)Murton, Oscar
Bryan, PaulHarvey, Sir Arthur Vere (Maccles'd) Neave, Airey
Buchanan-Smith, AlickHarvey, John (Walthamstow, E.)Nicholls, Sir Harmar
Buck, AntonyHarvie Anderson, MissNicholson, Sir Godfrey
Bullus, Wing Commander EricHastings, StephenNoble, Rt. Hn. Michael
Burden, F. A.Hawkins, PaulNugent, Rt. Hn. Sir Richard
Butcher, Sir HerbertHay, JohnOnslow, Cranley
Butler, Rt. Hn. R. A. (Saffron Walden)Heald, Rt. Hn. Sir LionelOrr, Capt, L. P. S.
Campbell, GordonHeath, Rt. Hn. EdwardOrr-Ewing, Sir Ian
Carlisle, MarkHendry, ForbesOsborn, John (Hallam)
Carr, Rt. Hn RobertHiggins, Terence L.Osborne, Sir Cyril (Louth)
Cary, Sir RobertHill J. E. B. (S. Norfolk)Page, John (Harrow, W.)
Channon, H. P. G.Hirst, Geoffrey Page, R. Graham (Crosby)
Chataway, ChristopherHobson, Rt. Hn. Sir JohnPearson, Frank (Clitheroe)
Chichester-Clark, R.Hooson, H. E.Peel, John
Clark, Henry (Antrim, N.)Hopkins, AlanPercival, Ian
Clark, William (Nottingham, S.)Hordern, PeterPeyton, John
Clarke, Brig. Terence (Portsmth, W.)Hornby, RichardPickthorn, Sir Kenneth
Cole, NormanHornsby-Smith, Rt. Hn. Dame P.Pike, Miss Mervyn
Cooke, RobertHoward, Hn. G. R. (St. Ives)Pitt, Dame Edith
Cooper, A. E,Howe, Geoffrey (Bebington)Pounder, Rafton
Cooper-Key, Sir NeillHunt John (Bromley)Powell, Rt. Hn. J. Enoch
Cordle, JohnHutchison, Michael ClarkPrice, David (Eastleigh)
Corfield, F. V.Iremonger, T. L.Prior, J. M. L.
Costain, A. P.Irvine, Bryant Godman (Rye)Pym, Francis
Courtney, Cdr. AnthonyJenkin, Patrick (Woodford)Quennell, Miss J. M.
Craddock, Sir Beresford (Spelthorne)Jennings, J. C.Ramsden, Rt. Hn. James
Crawley, AidanJohnston, Russell (Inverness)Rawlinson, Rt. Hn. Sir Peter
Crosthwaite-Eyre, Col. Sir OliverJones Arthur (Northants, S.)Redmayne, Rt. Hn. Martin
Crowder, F. P.Jones, Rt. Hn. Aubrey (Hall Green)Rees-Davies, W. R. (Isle of Thanet)
Cunningham, Sir KnoxJopling, MichaelRidley, Hn. Nicholas
Curran, CharlesJoseph, Rt. Hn. Sir KeithRidsdale, Julian
Currie, G. B. H.Kaberry, Sir DonaldRoberts, Sir Peter (Heeley)
Dalkeith, Earl ofKerby, Capt. HenryRodgers, Sir John (Sevenoaks)
Dance, JamesKerr, Sir Hamilton (Cambridge)Roots, William
Davies, Dr. Wyndham (Perry Barr)Kershaw, AnthonyRoyle, Anthony
d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Sir HenryKilfedder, James A.Russell, Sir Ronald
Dean, PaulKimball, MarcusSt. John-Stevas, Norman
Deedes, Rt. Hn. W. F.King Evelyn (Dorset, S.)Sandys, Rt. Hn. Duncan
Digby, Simon WingfieldLagden, GodfreyScott-Hopkins, James
Dodds-Parker, DouglasLambton, ViscountSharples, Richard
Doughty, CharlesLancaster, Col. C. G.Shepherd, William
Douglas-Home, Rt. Hn. Sir AlecLangford-Holt, Sir JohnSinclair, Sir George
Drayson, G. B.Legge-Bourke, Sir HarrySmith, Dudley (Br'ntf'd & Chiswick)
du Cann, EdwardLewis, Kenneth (Rutland)Smyth, Rt. Hn. Brig. Sir John
Elliot, Capt. Walter (Carshalton)Litchfield, Capt. JohnSoames, Rt. Hn. Christopher
Elliott, R. W. (N'c'tle-upon-Tyne,N.) Lloyd, Rt. Hn. Geoffrey (Sut'nC'dfield)Spearman, Sir Alexander
Emery, PeterLloyd, Ian (P'tsm'th, Langstone)Speir, Rupert
Emmet, Hn. Mrs. EvelynLloyd, Rt. Hn. Selwyn (Wirral)Stainton, Keith
Errington, Sir EricLongbottom, CharlesStanley, Hn. Richard
Erroll, Rt. Hn. F. J.Longden, GilbertStodart, J. A. (Edinburgh, W.)
Fell, AnthonyLoveys, Walter H.Stoddart-Scott, Col. Sir Malcolm
Fisher, NigelLubbock, EricStudholme, Sir Henry
Fletcher-Cooke, Charles (Darwen)Lucas, Sir Jocelyn (Portsmouth, S.)Summers, Sir Spencer
Fletcher-Cooke, Sir John (S'pton)Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh (Hendon, S.)Talbot, John E.
Forrest, GeorgeMcAdden, Sir StephenTaylor, Sir Charles (Eastbourne)
Fraser, Rt. Hn. Hugh (St'fford & Stone)Mackenzie, Alasdair (Ross&Crom'ty)Taylor, Edward M. (G'gow, Cathcart)
Galbraith, Hn. T. G. D.Mackie, George Y. (C'ness & S'land)Taylor, Frank (Moss Side)
Gammans, LadyMcLaren, MartinTeeling, Sir William
Gardner, EdwardMaclean, Sir FitzroyTemple, John M.
Gibson-Watt, DavidMacleod, Rt. Hn. IainThatcher, Mrs. Margaret
Giles, Rear-Admiral MorganMcMaster, StanleyThomas, Sir Leslie (Canterbury)
Gilmour, Ian (Norfolk, Central)McNair-Wilson, PatrickThomas, Rt. Hn. Peter (Conway)
Gilmour, Sir John (East Fife)Maginnis, John E.Thompson, Sir Richard (Croydon, S.)
Thorneycroft, Rt. Hn. PeterWalters, DenisWolrige-Gordon, Patrick
Tiley, Arthur (Bradford, W.)Ward, Dame IreneWood, Rt. Hn. Richard
Tilney, John (Wavertree)Weatherill, BernardWoodhouse, Hn. Christopher
Turton, Rt. Hn. R. H.Webster, DavidWoodnutt, Mark
Tweedsmuir, LadyWells, John (Maidstone)Wylie, N. R.
van Straubenzee, W. R.Whitelaw, WilliamYounger, Hn. George
Vaughan-Morgan, Rt. Hn. Sir JohnWilliams, Sir Rolf Dudley (Exeter)
Walker, Peter (Worcester)Wills, Sir Gerald (Bridgwater)TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Walker-Smith, Rt. Hn. Sir DerekWilson, Geoffrey (Truro)Mr. MacArthur and Mr. Ian Fraser.
Wall, PatrickWise, A. R.

The CHAIRMAN then proceeded successively to put forthwith the Question on each further Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, save the last Motion.