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Orders of the Day — Rent (Agriculture) [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th May 1976.

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Queen's recommendation having been signified—

Motion made. and Question put,That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to afford Security of tenure for agricultural workers housed by their employers, and their successors, and to make further provision as to the rents and other conditions of tenure of such persons, including amendments of the Rent Act 1968, it is expedient to authorise:

  1. A. Payments out of moneys provided by Parliament as follows:
    1. 1. Expenditure of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in respect of agricultural dwelling-house advisory committees.
    2. 2. Any administrative expenses of a Minister or Government department.
    3. 3. Any increase attributable to the said Act of the present Session in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under any other Act.
  2. B. Any payment into the Consolidated Fund.—[Mr. Armstrong]

The House divided: Ayes 290, Noes 258.

Division No. 119.]AYES[10.13 p.m.
Abse, LeoBlenkinsop, ArthurCartwright, John
Allaun, FrankBoardman, H.Castle, Rt Hon Barbara
Anderson, DonaldBooth, Rt Hon AlbertClemitson, Ivor
Archer, PeterBradley, TomCocks, Michael (Bristol S)
Armstrong, ErnestBray, Dr JeremyCohen, Stanley
Ashley, JackBroughton, Sir AlfredColeman, Donald
Ashton, JoeBrown, Hugh D. (Proven)Colquhoun, Ms Maureen
Atkins, Ronald (Preston N)Brown, Robert C. (Newcastle W)Concannon, J. D.
Atkinson, NormanBuchan, NormanConlan, Bernard
Barnett, Guy (Greenwich)Buchanan, RichardCook, Robin F. (Eden C)
Barnett, Rt Hon Joel (Heywood)Butler, Mrs Joyce(Wood Green)Corbett, Robin
Bates, AlfCallaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)Cox, Thomas (Tooting)
Bean, R. E.Campbell, IanCrawshaw, Richard
Beith, A. J.Canavan, DennisCryer, Bob
Bern, Rt Hn Anthony WedgwoodCant, R. B.Cunningham, G. (Islington S)
Bennett, Andrew (Stockport N)Carmichael, NeilCunningham, Dr J. (Whiteh)
Bidwell, SydneyCarter, RayDavidson, Arthur
Bishop, E. S.Carter-Jones, LewisDavies, Denzil (Lianelli)
Davies, Ifor (Gower)Jones, Alec (Rhondda)Rees, Rt Hon Merlyn (Leeds S)
Davis, Clinton (Hackney, C)Jones, Barry (East Flint)Richardson, Miss Jo
Deakins, EricJones, Dan (Burnley)Roberts, Albert (Normanton)
Dean, Joseph (Leeds W)Judd, FrankRoberts, Gwilym (Cannock)
de Freitas, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyKaufman, GeraldRobertson, John (Paisley)
Dempsey, JamesKelley, RichardRobinson, Geoffrey
Doig, PeterKerr, RussellRoderick, Caerwyn
Dormand, J. D.Kilroy-Silk, RobertRodgers, George (Chorley)
Douglas-Mann, BruceKinnock NeilRodgers, William (Stockton)
Duffy, A. E. P.Lambie, DavidRooker, J. W.
Dunn, James A.Lamborn, HarryRose, Paul B.
Dunnett, JackLamond, JamesRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethLatham, Arthur (Paddington)Ross, Rt Hon W. (Kilmarnock)
Eadie, AlexLeadbitter, TedSandelson, Neville
Edge, GeoffLestor, Miss Joan (Eton & Slough)Sedgemore, Brian
Edwards, Robert (Wolv SE)Lever, Rt Hon HaroldSelby, Harry
Ellis, John (Brlgg & Scull)Lipton, MarcusShaw, Arnold (Ilford South)
Ellis, Tom (Wrexham)Litterick, TomSheldon, Robert (Ashton-u-Lyne)
English, MichaelLomas, KennethShore, Rt Hon Peter
Ennals, DavidLoyden, EddieShort, RI Hon E. (Newcastle C)
Evans, Fred (Caerphilly)Luard, EvanShort, Mrs Renee (Woiv NE)
Evans, loan (Aberdare)Lyon, Alexander (York)Silkin, Rt Hon John (Deptford)
Evans, John (Newton)Lyons, Edward (Bradford W)Silkin, Rt Hon S. C. (Dulwich)
Ewing, Harry (Stirling)Mabon, Dr J. DicksonSilverman, Julius
Fernyhough, Rt Hon E.McElhone, FrankSkinner, Dennis
Fitch, Alan (Wigan)MacFarquhar, RoderickSmall, William
Fitt, Gerard (Belfast W)McGuire, Michael (Ince)Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Flannery, MarlinMackenzie, GregorSmith, John (N Lanarkshire)
Fletcher, Raymond (Ilkeston)Mackintosh, John P.Snape, Peter
Fletcher, Ted (Darlington)Maclennan, RobertSpearing, Nigel
Fool, Rt Hon MichaelMcMillan, Tom (Glasgow C)Spriggs, Leslie
Ford, BenMadden, MaxStallard, A. W.
Forrester, JohnMagee, BryanStewart, Rt Hon M. (Fulham)
Fowler, Gerald (The Wrekin)Maguire. Frank (Fermanagh)Stoddart, David
Fraser, John (Lambeth, N'w'd)Mahon, SimonStott, Roger
Freeson, ReginaldMallalieu, J. P. W.Strang, Gavin
Freud, ClementMarks, KennethStrauss, Rt Hon G. R.
Garrett, John (Norwich S)Marquand, DavidSummersklll, Hon Dr Shirley
Garrett, W. E. (Wallsend)Marshall, Dr Edmund (Goole)Swain, Thomas
George, BruceMarshall, Jim (Leicester S)Thomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Gilbert, Dr JohnMason, Rt Hon RoyThomas, Jeffrey (Abertillery)
Ginsburg, DavidMaynard, Miss JoanThomas, Mike (Newcastle E)
Golding, JohnMeacher, MichaelThomas, Ron (Bristol NW)
Gould, BryanMellish, Rt Hon RobertThorne, Stan (Preston South)
Gourlay, HarryMikardo, IanTierney, Sydney
Graham, TedMillan, BruceTinn, James
Grant, George (Morpeth)Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)Tomlinson, John
Grant. John (Islington C)Miller, Mrs Millie (Ilford N)Tomney, Frank
Grocott, BruceMolloy, WilliamTorney, Tom
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Moonman, EricTuck, Raphael
Harrison, Walter (Wakefield)Morris, Alfred (Wythenshawe)Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Hart, Rt Hon JudithMorris, Charles R. (Openshaw)Wainwright, Edwin (Dearne V)
Hattersley, Rt Hon RoyMorris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)Walden, Brian (B'ham, L'dyw'd)
Hatton, FrankMoyle, RolandWalker, Harold (Doncaster)
Hayman, Mrs HeleneMulley, Rt Hon FrederickWalker, Terry (Kingswood)
Healey, Rt Hon DenisMurray, Rt Hon Ronald KingWard, Michael
Heifer, Eric S.Newens, StanleyWatkins, David
Hooley, FrankNoble, MikeWeetch, Ken
Hooson, EmlynOakes, GordonWeitzman, David
Horam, JohnOgden, EricWellbeloved, James
Howell, Rt Hon DenisO'Halloran, MichaelWhite, Frank R. (Bury)
Howells, Geraint (Cardigan)Orbach, MauriceWhite, James (Pollok)
Hoyle, Doug (Nelson)Orme, Rt Hon StanleyWhitlock, William
Huckfield, LesOvenden, JohnWilley, Rt Hon Frederick
Hughes, Rt Hon C. (Anglesey)Owen, Dr DavidWilliams, Alan (Swansea W)
Hughes, Mark (Durham)Padley, WalterWilliams, Alan Lee (Hornch ch)
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)Palmer, ArthurWilliams, Rt Hon Shirley (Hertford)
Hughes, Roy (Newport)Pardoe, JohnWilliams, Sir Thomas
Hunter, AdamPark, GeorgeWilson, Alexander (Hamilton)
Irvine, RI Hon, Sir A. (Edge Hill)Parker, JohnWilson, Rt Hon H. (Huyton)
Irving, Rt Hon S. (Dartford)Parry, RobertWilson, William (Coventry SE)
Jackson, Colin (Brighouse)Pavitt, LaurieWise, Mrs Audrey
Jackson, Miss Margaret (Lincoln)Pendry, TomWoodall, Alec
Janner, GrevillePenhaligon, DavidWoof, Robert
Jay, Rt Hon DouglasPerry, ErnestWrigglesworth, Ian
Jeger, Mrs LenaPrentice, Rt Hon RegYoung, David (Bolton E)
Jenkins, Hugh (Putney)Prescott, John
John, BrynmorPrice, C. (Lewisham W)TELLERS FOR THE AYES
Johnson, James (Hull West)Price, William (Rugby)Mr. Joseph Harper and
Johnson, Walter (Derby S)Radice, GilesMr. James Hamilton.
NOES
Adley, RobertAmery, Rt Hon JulianAwdry, Daniel
Aitken, JonathanArnold, TomBaker, Kenneth
Alison, MichaelAtkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne)Banks, Robert
Bell, RonaldHall, Sir JohnNeubert, Michael
Bennett, Dr Reginald (Fareliam)Hall-Davis, A. G. F.Newton, Tony
Benyon, W.Hamilton, Michael (Salisbury)Normanton, Tom
Bitten, JohnHampson, Dr KeithHolt, John
Biggs-Davison, JohnHannam, JohnOnslow, Cranley
Blaker, PeterHarvie Anderson, Rt Hon MissOppenheim, Mrs Sally
Body, RichardHastings, StephenOsborn, John
Boscawen, Hon RobertHavers, Sir MichaelPage, Rt Hon R. Graham (Crosby)
Bottomley, PeterHayhoe, BarneyParkinson, Cecil
Bowden, A. (Brighton, Kemptown)Heseltine, MichaelPattie, Geoffrey
Boyson, Dr Rhodes (Brent)Hicks, RobertPercival, Ian
Bradford, Rev RobertHiggins, Terence L.Peyton, Rt Hon John
Braine, Sir BernardHolland, PhilipPink, R. Bonner
Britian, LeonHordern, PeterPowell, Rt Hon J. Enoch
Brocklebank-Fowler, C.Howe, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyPrice, David (Eastleigh)
Brotherton, MichaelHowell, David (Guildford)Prior, Rt Hon James
Brown, Sir Edward (Bath)Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk)Pym, Rt Hon Francis
Bryan, Sir PaulHunt, David (Wirral)Raison, Timothy
Buchanan-Smith, AlickHurd, DouglasRathbone, Tim
Budgen, NickHutchison, Michael ClarkRawlinson, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Bulmer, EsmondIrving, Charles (Cheitenham)Rees, Peter (Dover & Deal)
Burden, F. A.James, DavidRees-Davies, W. R.
Butler, Adam (Bosworth)Jenkin, Rt Hn P. (Wanst'd & W'df'd)Renton, Rt Hon Sir D. (Hunts)
Carlisle, MarkJohnson Smith, G. (E Grinstead)Renton, Tim (Mid-Sussex)
Carson, JohnJones, Arthur (Daventry)Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Chalker, Mrs LyndaJopling, MichaelRidley, Hon Nicholas
Churchill, W. S.Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithRidsdale, Julian
Clark, Alan (Plymouth, Sutton)Kaberry, Sir DonaldRifkind, Malcolm
Clark, William(Croydon S)Kellett-Bowman, Mrs ElaineRippon, Rt Hon Geoffrey
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Kershaw, AnthonyRoberts, Michael (Cardiff NW)
Clegg, WalterKimball, MarcusRoberts, Wyn (Conway)
Cockcroft, JohnKing, Evelyn (South Dorset)Ross, William (Londonderry)
Cooke, Robert (Bristol W)King, Tom (Bridgwater)Rossi, Hugh (Hornsey)
Cope, JohnKnight, Mrs JillRost, Peter (SE Derbyshire)
Cormack, PatrickKnox, DavidRoyle, Sir Anthony
Corrie, JohnLamont, NormanSainsbury, Tim
Costain, A. P.Lane, DavidSt. John-Stevas, Norman
Crouch, DavidLangford-Holt, Sir JohnScott, Nicholas
Crowder, F. P.Latham, Michael (Melton)Scott-Hopkins, James
Davies, Rt Hon J. (Knutsford)Lawrence, IvanShaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Dean, Paul (N Somerset)Lawson, NigelShaw, Michael (Scarborough)
Dodsworth, GeoffreyLester, Jim (Beeston)Shelton, William (Streatham)
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesLewis, Kenneth (Rutland)Shepherd, Colin
Drayson, BurnabyLloyd, lanShersby, Michael
du Cann, RI Hon EdwardLoveridge, JohnSiivester, Fred
Dunlop, JohnLuce, RichardSims, Roger
Durant, TonyMcAdden, Sir StephenSinclair, Sir George
Dykes, HughMcCrindle, RobertSkeet, T. H. H.
Eden, Rt Hon Sir JohnMcCusker, H.Smith, Dudley (Warwick)
Edwards, Nicholas (Pembroke)Macfarlane, NeilSpeed, Keith
Elliott, Sir WilliamMacGregor, JohnSpence, John
Emery, PeterMacmillan, Rt Hon M. (Farnham)Spicer, Jim (W Dorset)
Eyre, ReginaldMcNair-Wilson, M. (Newbury)Spicer, Michael (S Worcester)
Fairbairn, NicholasMcNair-Wilson, P. (New Forest)Sproat, lain
Fairgrieve, RussellMadel, DavidStainton, Keith
Fell, AnthonyMarshall, Michael (Arundel)Stanbrook, Ivor
Finsberg, GeoffreyMarten, NeilStanley, John
Fisher, Sir NigelMates, MichaelSteen, Anthony (Wavertree)
Fletcher, Alex (Edinburgh N)Mather, CarolStewart, Ian (Hitchin)
Fletcher-Cooke, CharlesMaude, AngusStokes, John
Forman, NigelMaudling, Rt Hon ReginaldStradling Thomas, J.
Fowler, Norman (Sutton C't'd)Mawby, RayTapsell, Peter
Fox, MarcusMaxwell-Hyslop, RobinTaylor, R. (Croydon NW)
Fraser, Rt Hon H. (Stafford & St)Mayhew, PatrickTaylor, Teddy (Cathcart)
Fry, PeterMeyer, Sir AnthonyTebbit, Norman
Galbraith, Hon T. G. D.Miller, Hal (Bromsgrove)Temple-Morris, Peter
Gardner, Edward (S Fylde)Miscampbell, NormanThatcher, Rt Hon Margaret
Gilmour, Rt Hon Ian (Chesham)Mitchell, David (Basingstoke)Thomas, Rt Hon P. (Hendon S)
Glyn, Dr AlanMoate, RogerTownsend, Cyril D.
Godber, Rt Hon JosephMonro, HectorTrotter, Neville
Goodhart, PhilipMontgomery, FergusTugendhat, Christopher
Goodhew, VictorMoore, John (Croydon C)van Straubenzee, W. R.
Goodlad, AlastairMore, Jasper (Ludlow)Vaughan, Dr Gerard
Gorst, JohnMorgan, GeraintViggers, Peter
Gow, Ian (Eastbourne)Morgan-Giles, Rear-AdmiralWakeham, John
Gower, Sir Raymond (Barry)Morris, Michael (Northampton S)Walder, David (Clitheroe)
Grant, Anthony (Harrow C)Morrison, Charles (Devizes)Walker, Rt Hon P. (Worcester)
Gray, HamishMorrison, Hon Peter (Chester)Walker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek
Griffiths, EldonMudd, DavidWall, Patrick
Grist, IanHeave, AireyWalters, Dennis
Grylls, MichaelNelson, AnthonyWeatherill, Bernard
Wells, JohnWinterton, NicholasTELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Whitelaw, Rt Hon WilliamYoung, Sir G. (Ealing, Acton)Mr. Anthony Berry and
Wiggin, JerryYounger, Hon GeorgeMr. Spencer Le Marchant,

Question accordingly agreed to.