'(1) Where a conveyance or grant executed in pursuance of this Chapter is of a dwelling-house which is designed or specially adapted to make it suitable for occupation by persons of pensionable age or which the landlord certifies in writing to the tenant is reserved for letting to such persons, the conveyance or grant shall contain a perpetual right of pre-emption precluding a disposal of the dwellinghouse falling within subsection (2) below unless the owner for the time being has first offered to sell the dwellinghouse to the landlord with vacant possession and the landlord has refused the offer or has failed to accept it within one month after it is made, the price (subject to subsection (4) below) to be the price which, at that time, the dwellinghouse would realise if sold on the open market by a willing Vendor and which shall be determined by agreement between the parties but in default of such agreement which shall be determined by the District Valuer whose determination of such price shall be conclusive and not be capable of being questioned in any proceedings.
(4) Where a dwellinghouse falling within this section is sold by the landlord at a discount, the pre-emption right contained in the conveyance or grant shall provide that on the first occasion of a disposal falling within subsection (2) above which takes place within a period of five years from the date of the conveyance or grant, the purchase price payable on the exercise of the right shall be reduced by the amount specified in subsection (5) below.
(5) The amount by which the purchase price payable on the exercise of its pre-emption right is to be reduced in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4) above shall be an amount equal to the discount to which the secure tenant was entitled on the sale by the landlord but reduced by 20 per cent. of that discount for each complete year which has elapsed between the date of the conveyance or grant and the date of purchase under the preemption right.
With this, it will be convenient to take amendment No. 90, in Schedule 1, page 88, line 23, at end insert—
' 5. The dwelling house has been provided primarily for the accommodation of elderly tenants and is situated in a National Park, or an area designated under section 87 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 as an area of outstanding natural beauty, or an area designated by Order of the Secretary of State as a rural area.'.
The aim of the new clause is to fulfil a commitment in the Conservative Party election manifesto that recognised the special circumstances of sheltered housing for the elderly. By allowing council houses specially built for the elderly to be sold off, the Government are dissipating the most important of the housing stock for the elderly. The case has been well put in a document circulated to many hon. Members by the Association of District Councils. The association, arguing the case for special treatment for old people's houses, says
(a) In many cases, it is in desperately short supply; housing authorities with little ' sheltered ' accommodation are heavily dependent upon it to meet the needs of the elderly, waiting times are often much longer than for other kinds of accommodation.
(b) unlike ordinary family dwellings, occupancy is likely to change within a relatively short time-scale;
(c) pre-emption in respect of such dwellings has been accepted in the parallel Scottish Bill (Clause 4 (4));
I hope that the Minister will explain why he is not willing to put into this Bill what is already in the Scottish Bill. The document states:
(d) without some safeguards, purpose-built accommodation for the elderly may, within a short time-scale, be sold to people from other areas as retirement or second homes; a number of inland and coastal resort areas with an existing high proportion of elderly residents will have much of their accommodation for the elderly unprotected by the existing exemption in Schedule 1;
(e) in practice, there is often little distinction between the occupants of sheltered schemes and those in specially designed accommodation without wardens.
As the Bill stands, local authorities will be required to sell homes specially built for old people, and local authorities will not have pre-emption rights to get those back again. We believe, as stated in the new clause, that there should be a perpetual pre-emption right, subject to the landlord's first refusal. If the old person who has bought the house wishes to sell it again the council must first have the chance to take it back into its stock. In this way, old people will have the right to buy, upon which the Government appear to set such great store, but, at the same time, it will be impossible for old persons' bungalows to be sold permanently out of the public stock unless the local authority is given the right to take that old people's property back again.
The ADC talks about people buying retirement homes and second homes, but there is a much greater danger of fringe bankers and other seedy merchants hanging around old people's estates, waiting like vultures for the pickings that will be available under the provisions of the Bill. Old people will be bamboozled into buying their houses with a commitment to sell them to the fringe bankers and to seedy property speculators who hang around our great cities and other areas. We want to put that situation right. It is particularly important that these houses should be kept in the stock, because of the cost of building new property.
The Minister told us that the cost of building a new council house is now £19,250. Building an old person's house will cost more than that. Since the old person will almost certainly qualify for the maximum discount of 50 per cent., which is available with 17 years' residence, the local authority will get only 50 per cent. of its revenue to build new houses. A house will be built and in return the local authority will get, at most, a quarter of the value of the house, bearing in mind that the district valuer's valuation will probably be lower than the price of building a new house. That means that the authority will lose about 75 per cent. of its houses and they will not be replaced.
The amendment seeks to prevent the sale of old people's houses in rural areas where there is a particular shortage of such houses. It is little short of scandalous that the Government should consider removing such houses from the housing stock.
That is our proposal—first, a permanent pre-emption right on all old people's houses which can be sold to maintain those important specialised houses in local authority stocks and, secondly, a ban on the sale of those houses in rural areas.
I hope that not only my right hon. and hon. Friends but Conservative Members wishing to fulfil their election manifesto will vote with us on this proposal.
I shall be brief. Some weeks ago the Allerdale district council sent a delegation to make representations to the Select Committee in the hope that the evidence of that Select Committee would come before the House prior to the Bill on Report to influence judgments and votes in the Division Lobbies.
There is considerable concern in the Allerdale district about those parts of the Bill which will lead to the sale of elderly persons' property to people outside the county of Cumbria. Inside the national park area the problem is essentially scarcity and restrictions by the Lake District planning board on new construction and new build of property for the elderly. The development of the second and holiday home syndrome means that between 12 per cent. and 17 per cent., dependent on what part of the national park one visits, are in the hands of people who own second homes or who use them for holiday lets in the summer season.
Another problem is that we have an immobile population. Therefore, few relets are available. In Keswick last year only six relets were made available, for a waiting list of 152 people. That is a reflection of the great problem throughout the national parks, not just in the part of the national park that falls within my constituency.
There are considerable fears in the local authority that the relatives of elderly people may find it opportune to fund the purchase of an elderly relative's house, thereby getting access to a second home in years to come. Reservations are being expressed by local authorities on this potential abuse of the Bill. It may be the Government's intention that that should happen.
The Government's response has been to introduce this 10-year pre-emption "buy back "clause. The Allerdale district council does not feel that that will resolve the problem. The local authority has been given the right to purchase back during a 10-year period, but at current market value. On a quick calculation, if a house in Keswick worth £30,000 today, which is a menial house, were to be sold at a 50 per cent. discount for £15,000 to a silting tenant or to a relative of that tenant, by the end of the Government's period in office the resale value of that house, based on the past five years of inflation in house prices in the Lake District national park, would be £91,552. It is sheer lunacy to expect a local authority to purchase back a property at over £91,000 when only five years previously it was compelled by legislation to sell that property with a 50 per cent. discount at £15,000.
I must say that there is a strong feeling not only in the national park that forms part of my constituency but in every national park in the country that the right hon. Gentleman would do well to read the proceedings of the Select Committee and try to take a sensible view, when we discuss Lords amendments, by making a recommendation that will appease the feelings that exist in the national parks.
In the course of our proceedings, I do not believe that the right hon. Member for Manchester. Ardwick (Mr. Kaufman) has managed to pray in aid the Conservative manifesto in introducing an Opposition amendment. I am glad he is now converted to the merits of the Conservative manifesto. Perhaps he would like to look at further passages.
I think that we can square that one with the promises made by the Labour Party in the 1974 election to increase council house building year after year. Council house building went down year after year, as the right hon. Gentleman well knows.
The Government have already included in the Bill an important exclusion which is wider than the exclusion in the Scottish legislation, which is the point that is relevant to the pre-emption amendment also, as far as dwellings for the elderly are concerned. That is provided for in paragraph 4 of schedule 1 to the Bill.
We have also said that at no time do we think it would be right to produce a general exclusion of dwellings for the elderly. Also, we do not believe that it would be right to produce a general pre-emption clause going on to infinity for the elderly. We have, it is true, introduced a 10-year pre-emption clause for areas of outstanding natural beauty, national parks and designated rural areas, but, as I explained in Committee, we did that with some reluctance.
Pre-emption certainly circumscribes an important aspect of the ownership of someone who has bought a house if the local authority exercises the right to pre-emption. That means that an owner loses control of the determination of the price at which he sells his home. We, therefore, think it right that we should use pre-emption as sparingly as we can.
We believe that it is right that in the special circumstances of the rural areas we should provide the option of a 10-year pre-emption to the existing locality covenant, though we do not believe that it would be right to couple that the pre-emption going on its perpetuity for all elderly persons dwellings.
In relation to the national parks, we think that it would be wrong to produce an exclusion of all elderly persons' dwellings in certain geographical areas. The exclusion we believe should apply nationally because those dwellings are special types of elderly persons' dwellings with a social services facility. It would be quite wrong to say that in certain parts of the country such as the national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty that the exclusion which would apply to such dwellings should be different from the one which applied elsewhere.
We think that we have got the balance as right as we can get it. Clearly there must, to some extent, be a conflict between the interests of elderly people who wish to buy and a community interest in certain specialist types of property. We have achieved this by the combination of the exclusion in schedule 1 coupled with the pre-emption right, which we think should extend to the national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
To go further in the direction desired by the Opposition would be an undesirable extension of pre-emption generally and, as far as the national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty are concerned, it would be quite wrong to treat elderly persons' dwellings differently from the rest of the country.
|Division No. 312]||AYES||[11pm|
|Abse, Leo||Beith, A. J.||Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)|
|Adams, Allen||Benn, Rt Hon Anthony Wedgwood||Campbell, Ian|
|Allaun, Frank||Bennett, Andrew (Stockport N)||Campbell-Savours, Dale|
|Alton, David||Bidwell, Sydney||Canavan, Dennis|
|Anderson, Donald||Booth, Rt Hon Albert||Cant, R. B.|
|Archer, Rt Hon Pater||Bottomley, Rt Hon Arthur (M'brough)||Carter-Jones, Lewis|
|Ashley, Rt Hon Jack||Bradley, Tom||Cartwrlght, John|
|Ashton, Joe||Bray, Dr Jeremy||Clark, Dr David (South Shields)|
|Atkinson, Norman (H'gey, Tott'ham)||Brown, Hugh D. (Provan)||Cocks, Rt Hon Michael (Bristol S)|
|Bagler, Gordon A. T.||Brown, Robert C. (Newcastle W)||Cohen, Stanley|
|Barnett, Guy (Greenwich)||Brown, Ron (Edinburgh, Leilh)||Coleman, Donald|
|Barnett, Rt Hon Joel (Heywood)||Buchan, Norman||Concannon, Rt Hon J. D.|
|Conlan, Bernard||Hudson, Davies, Gwilym Ednyfed||Powell, Rt Hon J. Enoch (S Down)|
|Cook, Robin F.||Hughes, Mark (Durham)||Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)|
|Cowans, Harry||Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen North)||Prescott, John|
|Craigen, J. M. (Glasgow, Maryhill)||Hughes, Roy (Newport)||Price, Christopher (Lewlsham West)|
|Crowther, J. S||Janner, Hon Greville||Race, Reg|
|Cryer, Bob||Jay, Rt Hon Douglas||Richardson, Jo|
|Cunliffe, Lawrence||John, Brynmor||Roberts, Albert (Normanton)|
|Cunningham, George (Islington S)||Johnson, Walter (Derby South)||Roberts, Alian (Bootle)|
|Cunningham, Dr John (Whitehaven)||Johnston, Russell (Inverness)||Roberts, Ernest (Hackney North)|
|Dalyell, Tarn||Jones, Rt Hon Alec (Rhondda)||Roberts, Gwilym (Cannock)|
|Davidson, Arthur||Jones, Barry (East Flint)||Robinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)|
|Davies, Rt Hon Denzll (Llanelli)||Jones, Dan (Burnley)||Rooker, J. W.|
|Davis, Clinton (Hackney Central)||Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald||Ross, Ernest (Dundee West)|
|Davis, Terry (B'rm'ham, Stechford)||Kerr, Russell||Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)|
|Deakins, Eric||Kilroy-Silk, Robert||Ross, Wm. (Londonderry)|
|Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)||Lambie, David||Rowlands, Ted|
|Dempsey, James||Lamborn, Harry||Ryman, John|
|Dewar, Donald||Lamond, James||Sandelson, Neville|
|Dobson, Frank||Leadbitter, Ted||Sever, John|
|Dormand, Jack||Leighton, Ronald||Sheerman, Barry|
|Douglas, Dick||Lestor, Miss Joan (Eton & Slough)||Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert (A'ton-u-L)|
|Douglas-Mann, Bruce||Lewis, Arthur (Newham North West)||Shore, Rt Hon Peter (Step and Pop)|
|Dubs, Alfred||Litherland, Robert||Short, Mrs Renėe|
|Duffy, A. E. P.||Lofthouse, Geoffrey||Silkin, Rt Hon John (Deptford)|
|Dunn, James A. (Liverpool, Kirkdale)||Lyon, Alexander (York)||Sllkin, Rt Hon S. C. (Dulwich)|
|Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth||Lyons, Edward (Bradford West)||Silverman, Julius|
|Ellis, Raymond (NE Derbyshire)||Mabon, Rt Hon Dr J. Dickson||Skinner, Dennis|
|English, Michael||McDonald, Dr Oonagh||Smith, Rt Hon J. (North Lanarkshire)|
|Ennals, Rt Hon David||McElhone, Frank||Snape, Peter|
|Evans, loan (Aberdare)||McGulre, Michael (Ince)||Soley, Clive|
|Evans, John (Newton)||McKay, Allen (Penistone)||Spriggs, Leslie|
|Ewing, Harry||McKelvey, William||Stallard, A. W.|
|Faulds, Andrew||MacKenzie, Rt Hon Gregor||Stoddart, David|
|Field, Frank||Maclennan, Robert||Strang, Gavin|
|Fitch, Alan||McNaily, Thomas||Straw, Jack|
|Flannery, Martin||McWilliam, John||Summerskill, Hon Dr Shirley|
|Fletcher, Ted (Darlington)||Magee, Bryan||Taylor, Mrs Ann (Bolton West)|
|Foot, Rt Hon Michael||Marks, Kenneth||Thomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)|
|Ford, Ben||Marshall, David (Gl'sgow, Shettles'n)||Thomas, Jeffrey (Abertillery)|
|Forrester, John||Marshall, Dr Edmund (Goole)||Thomas, Dr Roger (Carmarthen)|
|Foster, Derek||Marshall, Jim (Leicester South)||Thorne, Stan (Preston South)|
|Fraser, John (Lambeth, Norwood)||Mason, Rt Hon Roy||Tilley, John|
|Freeson, Rt Hon Reginald||Maxton, John||Torney, Tom|
|Freud, Clement||Maynard, Miss Joan||Urwln, Rt Hon Tom|
|Garrett, John (Norwich S)||Meacher, Michael||Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.|
|George, Bruce||Mellish, Rt Hon Robert||Walnwright, Edwin (Dearno Valley)|
|Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr John||Mikardo, Ian||Watklns, David|
|Ginsburg, David||Mlllan, Rt Hon Bruce||Weetch, Ken|
|Gourlay, Harry||Miller, Dr M. S. (East Kilbride)||Wellbeloved, James|
|Graham, Ted||Mitchell, Austin (Grimsby)||Welsh, Michael|
|Grant, George (Morpeth)||Mitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen)||White, Frank R. (Bury & Radcllfte)|
|Grant, John (Islington C)||Molyneaux, James||White, James (Glasgow, Pollok)|
|Hamilton, James (Bothwell)||Morris, Rt Hon Alfred (Wythenshawe)||Whitehead, Phillip|
|Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)||Morris, Rt Hon Charles (Openshaw)||Whitlock, William|
|Hardy, Peter||Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)||Wigley, Dafydd|
|Harrison, Rt Hon Walter||Morton, George||Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)|
|Hart, Rt Hon Dame Judith||Moyle, Rt Hon Roland||Wlliams, Sir Thomas (Warrington)|
|Hattersley, Rt Hon Roy||Newens, Stanley||Wilson, Rt Hon Sir Harold (Huyton)|
|Haynes, Frank||Oakes, Rt Hon Gordon||Wilson, William (Coventry SE)|
|Healey, Rt Hon Denls||Ogden, Eric||Winnick, David|
|Helfer, Eric S.||O'Halloran, Michael||Woodall, Alec|
|Hogg, Norman (E Dunbartonshire)||O'Neill, Martin||Woolmer, Kenneth|
|Holland, Stuart (L'beth, Vauxhall)||Orme, Rt Hon Stanley||Wrigglesworth, Ian|
|Home Robertson, John||Owen, Rt Hon Dr David||Young, David (Bolton East)|
|Homewood, William||Palmer, Arthur|
|Hooley, Frank||Park, George||TELLERS FOR THE AYES:|
|Horam, John Howells, Geralnt||Parry, Robert Pendry, Tom||Mr. Hugh McCartney and|
|Huckfield, Les||Penhallgon, David||Mr. James Tinn.|
|Adley, Robert||Bendall, Vivian||Boyson, Dr Rhodes|
|Aitken, Jonathan||Benyon, Thomas (Abingdon)||Braine, Sir Bernard|
|Alexander, Richard||Benyon, W. (Buckingham)||Bright, Graham|
|Amery, Rt Hon Julian||Best, Keith||Brinton, Tim|
|Ancram, Michael||Bevan, David Gilroy||Brocklebank-Fowler, Christopher|
|Arnold, Tom||Riffen, Rt Hon John||Brooke, Hon Peter|
|Aspinwall, Jack||Biggs-Davison, John||Brotherton, Michael|
|Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne)||Blackburn, John||Brown, Michael (Brigg & Sc'thorpe)|
|Atkins, Robert (Preston North)||Blaker, Peter||Browne, John (Winchester)|
|Atkinson, David (B'mouth, East)||Body, Richard||Bruce-Gardyne, John|
|Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)||Bonsor, Sir Nicholas||Bryan, Sir Paul|
|Banks, Robert||Boscawen, Hon Robert||Buchanan-Smith, Hon Alick|
|Beaumont-Dark, Anthony||Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West)||Buck, Antony|
|Budgen, Nick||Hill, James||Page, Richard (SW Hertfordshire)|
|Bulmer, Esmond||Hogg, Hon Douglas (Grantham)||Parkinson, Cecil|
|Burden, F. A.||Holland, Philip (Carlton)||Parris, Matthew|
|Butcher, John||Hooson, Tom||Patten, Christopher (Bath)|
|Bulter, Hon Adam||Hordern, Peter||Patten, John (Oxford)|
|Cadbury, Jocelyn||Howe, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey||Pattle, Geoffrey|
|Carlisle, John (Luton West)||Howell, Rt Hon David (Guildford)||Pawsey, James|
|Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoin)||Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk)||Percival, Sir Ian|
|Carlisle, Bt Hon Mark (Runcorn)||Hunt, David (Wlrral)||Peyton, Rt Hon John|
|Chalker, Mrs. Lynda||Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)||Pink, R. Bonner|
|Channon, Paul||Hurd, Hon Douglas||Pollock, Alexander|
|Chapman, Sydney||Irving, Charles (Cheltenham)||Porter, George|
|Churchill, W. S.||Jenkln, Rt Hon Patrick||Price, David (Eastleigh)|
|Clark, Hon Alan (Flymouih, Sutton)||Johnson Smith, Geoffrey||Prior, Rt Hon James|
|Clark, Sir William (Croydon South)||Jopling, Rt Hon Michael||Proctor, K. Harvey|
|Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe)||Joseph, Rt Hon Sir Keith||Raison, Timothy|
|Cockeram, Eric||Kaberry, Sir Donald||Rathbone, Tim|
|Colvin, Michael||Kimball, Marcus||Rees, Rt Hon Meriyn (Leeds South)|
|Cope, John||King, Rt Hon Tom||Rees-Davles, W. R.|
|Corrie, John||Kltson, Sir Timothy||Renton, Tim|
|Costain, A. P.||Knight, Mrs. Jill||Rhodes James, Robert|
|Critchley, Julian||Knox, David||Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon|
|Crouch, David||Lamont, Norman||Ridsdaie, julian|
|Dickens, Geoffrey||Lang, Ian||Rifkind Malcolm|
|Dorrell, Stephen||Langford-Holt, Sir John||Roberts, Michael (Cardiff NW)|
|Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James||Latham, Michael||Roberts, Wyn (Conway)|
|Dover, Denshore||Lawrence, Ivan||Rost, Peter|
|du Cann, Rt Hon Edward||Lawson, Nigel||Royie, on Antony|
|Dunn, Robert (Dartford)||Lee, John||Sainsbury, Hon Timothy|
|Durant, Tony||Lester, Jim (Beeston)||Scott, Nicholas|
|Dykes, Hugh||Lewis, Kenneth (Rutland)||Shaw, Giles (Pudsey)|
|Eden, Rt Hon Sir John||Lloyd, Ian (Havant & Waterloo)||Shaw, Michael (Scarborough)|
|Edwards, Rt Hon N. (Pembroke)||Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)||Shelton, William (Streatham)|
|Eggar, Timothy||Loveridge, John||Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)|
|Elliott Sir William||Luce, Richard||Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge-Br'hills)|
|Emery, Peter||Lyell, Nicholas||Shersby, Michael|
|Fairgrieve, Russell||McCrindle, Robert||Silvester, Fred|
|Faith, Mrs Sheila||Macfarlane, Nell||Sims Roger|
|Farr, John||MacGregor, John||Skeet T.H.H.|
|Fell, Anthony||MacKay, John (Argyll)||Smith Dudley (War and Leam'ton)|
|Fermer, Mrs Peggy||Macmillan, Rt Hon M. (Farnham)||Speed, Keith|
|Finsberg, Geoffrey||McNair-Wilson, Michael (Newbury)||Speller, Tony|
|Fisher, Sir Nigel||McNair-Wilson, Patrick (New Forest)||Spence, John|
|Fletcher, Alexander (Edinburgh N)||McQuarrie, Albert||Spicer, Michael (S Worcestershire)|
|Fletcher-Cooke, Charles||Madel, David||Sproat, Iain|
|Forman, Nigel||Major, John||Squire, Robin|
|Fox, Marcus||Marland, Paul||Stianton, Keith|
|Fraser, Rt Hon H. (Stafford & St)||Marlow, Tony||Stanbrook, Ivor|
|Fraser Peter (South Angus)||Marshall, Michael (Arundel)||Stanley, John|
|Fry, Peter||Marten, Neil (Banbury)||Steen, Anthony|
|Galbraith, Hon T. G. D.||Mates, Michael||Stevens, Martin|
|Gardiner, George (Relgate)||Mather, Carol||Stewart lan (Hitchin)|
|Gardner, Edward (South Fylde)||Maude, Rt Hon Angus||Stewart, John (East Renfrewshire)|
|Garel-Jones, Tristan||Mawby, Ray||Stokes, John|
|Gilmour, Rt Hon Sir Ian||Mawhlnney, Dr Brian||Stradling Thomas, J.|
|Glyn, Dr. Alan||Maxwell-Hyslop, Robin||Tapsell, Peter|
|Goodhew, Victor||Mayhew, Patrick||Taylor, Robert (Croydon NW)|
|Goodlad, Alastair||Meiler, David||Taylor Teddy (Southend East)|
|Gorst, John||Meyer, Sir Anthony||Tebbit, Norman|
|Gow Ian||Miller, Hal (Bromsgrove & Redditch)||Temple-Morris Peter|
|Gower, Sir Raymond||Mills, lain (Meriden)||Thatcher, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret|
|Gray, Hamish||Mlscampbell, Norman||Thomas, Rt Hon Peter (Hendon S)|
|Greenway, Harry||Mitchell, David (Basingstoke)||Thompson, Donald|
|Grieve, Percy||Moate, Roger||Thorne, Neil (Ilford South)|
|Griffiths, Eldon (Bury St Edmunds)||Monro, Hector||Thornton, Malcolm|
|Griffithe Peter (Portsmouth N)||Montgomery, Fergus||Townend, John (Bridlington)|
|Grist, Ian||Moore, John||Townsend, Cyril D. (Bexleyheath)|
|Grylls, Michael||Morgan, Geraint||Trippier, David|
|Gummer, John Selwyn||Morris, Michael (Northampton, Sth)||Trotter, Neville|
|Hamilton, Hon Archie (Eps'm&Ew'll)||Morrison, Hon Charles (Devizes)||van Straubenzee, W. R.|
|Hamilton, Michael (Salisbury)||Morrison, Hon Peter (City of Chester)||Vaughan, Dr Gerard|
|Hampson, Dr Keith Hannam, John||Mudd, David Murphy, Christopher||Waddlngton, David|
|Haselhurst, Alan||Myles, David||Wakeham, John|
|Waldegrave, Hon William|
|Hastings, Stephen||Needham, Richard||Walker, Bill (Perth & E Perthshire)|
|Havers, Rt Hon Sir Michael||Nelson, Anthony||Walker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek|
|Hawkins, Paul||Neubert, Michael||Wall, Patrick|
|Hawksley, Warren||Newton, Tony||Waller Gary|
|Hayhoe, Barney||Nott, Rt Hon John||waner, Gary|
|Heddle, John||Onslow, Cranley||Walters, Dennis|
|Henderson, Barry||Oppenheim, Rt Hon Mrs Sally||Ward, John|
|Heseltine. Rt Hon Michael||Osborn, John||Warren, Kenneth|
|Hicks, Robert||Page, John (Harrow, West)||Watson, John|
|Kfggins, Rt Hon Terence L.||Page, Rt Hon Sir R. Graham||Wells, John (Maidstone)|
|Wells, Bowen (Herl'rd & Stev'nage)||Wilkinson, John||Younger, Rt Hon George|
|Wheeler, John||Williams, Delwyn (Montgomery)|
|Whitelaw, Rt Hon William||Winterton, Nicholas||TELLERS FOR THE NOES:|
|Whitney, Raymond||Wolf son, Mark||Mr. Spencer Le Merchant and|
|Wickenden, Keith||Young, Sir George (Acton)||Mr. Anthony Berry.|