Parliamentary Expenses (Overnight Allowances)

– in the House of Commons at 2:21 am on 19th July 1983.

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Motion made, and Question put,That, in the opinion of this House, paragraph (2)(b) of the second Resolution of this House of 22nd July 1975 (overnight expenses allowance to be 144 times the Class A (i) London rate for a night's subsistence as obtaining in the Civil Service) should have effect for the period of 12 months ending with 31st March 1985 and every subsequent period of 12 months ending with 31st March as if for '144' there were substituted: '136'. —[Mr. Biffen.]

The House divided: Ayes 160, Noes 233.

Division No. 31][3.38 am
AYES
Aitken JonathanLee, John (Pendle)
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelLeigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)
Ancram, MichaelLennox-Boyd, Hon Mark
Atkins Robert (South Ribble)Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham)
Atkinson, David (B'm'th E)Lord, Michael
Baker, Kenneth (Mole Valley)Luce, Richard
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Lyell, Nicholas
Baldry, AnthonyMacfarlane, Neil
Berry, Hon AnthonyMacGregor, John
Best, KeithMacKay, John (Argyll & Bute)
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnMalins, Humfrey
Boscawen, Hon RobertMaples, John
Bottomley, PeterMarland, Paul
Boyson, Dr RhodesMawhinney, Dr Brian
Braine, Sir BernardMayhew, Sir Patrick
Bright, GrahamMellor, David
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonMerchant, Piers
Brooke, Hon PeterMeyer, Sir Anthony
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon A.Mills, Iain (Meriden)
Butcher, JohnMills, Sir Peter (West Devon)
Butler, Hon AdamMitchell, David (NW Hants)
Butterfill, JohnMonro, Sir Hector
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Montgomery, Fergus
Chalker, Mrs LyndaMoore, John
Channon, Rt Hon PaulMorrison, Hon C. (Devizes)
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th S'n)Moynihan, Hon C.
Clarke Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Nellist, David
Colvin, MichaelNelson, Anthony
Coombs, SimonNeubert, Michael
Cope, JohnNewton, Tony
Dorrell, StephenNicholls, Patrick
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord J.Page, John (Harrow W)
Dunn, RobertPage, Richard (Herts SW)
Edwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)Parris, Matthew
Eggar, TimPatten, Christopher (Bath)
Eyre, ReginaldPatten, John (Oxford)
Fenner, Mrs PeggyPattie, Geoffrey
Fletcher, AlexanderPawsey, James
Fowler, Rt Hon NormanPollock, Alexander
Fox, MarcusPowley, John
Fraser, Peter (Angus East)Prior, Rt Hon James
Freeman, RogerRaffan, Keith
Gale, RogerRaison, Rt Hon Timothy
Garel-Jones, TristanRees, Rt Hon Peter (Dover)
Glyn, Dr AlanRenton, Tim
Goodhart, Sir PhilipRhodes James, Robert
Goodlad, AlastairRidley, Rt Hon Nicholas
Gow, IanRifkind, Malcolm
Gummer, John SelwynRoberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Hamilton, Hon A. (Epsom)Robinson, Mark (N'port W)
Hampson, Dr KeithRossi, Hugh
Hanley, JeremyRumbold, Mrs Angela
Harris, DavidRyder, Richard
Harvey, RobertSackville, Hon Thomas
Havers, Rt Hon Sir MichaelSainsbury, Hon Timothy
Hayhoe, BarneySayeed, Jonathan
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidScott, Nicholas
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelShaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Howarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Howe, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreySmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Hunt, David (Wirral)Spencer, D.
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasSpicer, Jim (W Dorset)
Jenkin, Rt Hon PatrickSquire, Robin
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelStanley, John
Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithStern, Michael
Kilfedder, James A.Stevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)
King, Rt Hon TomStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Lamont, NormanStewart. Andrew (Sherwood)
Lang, IanStewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)
Lawrence, IvanStokes, John
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelStradling Thomas, J.
Tebbit, Rt Hon NormanWalker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
Thatcher, Rt Hon Mrs M.Waller, Gary
Thompson, Donald (Calder V)Ward, John
Thompson, Patrick (N'ich N)Whitney. Raymond
Thornton, MalcolmWood, Timothy
Trippier, DavidYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Viggers, PeterYounger, Rt Hon George
Waddington, David
Wakeham, Rt Hon JohnTellers for the Ayes:
Waldegrave, Hon WilliamMr. Douglas Hogg and
Walker, Bill (T'side N)Mr. John Major.
NOES
Amess, DavidEwing, Harry
Archer, Rt Hon PeterFairbairn, Nicholas
Arnold, TomFatchett, Derek
Ashby, DavidField, Frank (Birkenhead)
Ashton, JoeFisher, Mark
Atkinson, N. (Tottenham)Fookes, Miss Janet
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Foot, Rt Hon Michael
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Forrester, John
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Barnett, GuyFoster, Derek
Batiste, SpencerFoulkes, George
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyFraser, J (Norwood)
Beith, A. J.Freeson, Rt Hon Reginald
Bell, StuartGardiner George (Reigate)
Bellingham, HenryGardner, Sir Edward (Fylde)
Bennett, A. (Dent'n & Red'sh)Garrett, W. E.
Bermingham, GeraldGeorge, Bruce
Bidwell, SydneyGilbert, Fit Hon Dr John
Boothroyd, Miss BettyGolding, John
Boyes, RolandGorst, John
Bray, Dr JeremyGrant, Sir Anthony
Brown, Gordon (D'f'mline E)Greenway, Harry
Brown, Hugh D. (Provan)Grist, Ian
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Grylls, Michael
Brown, N. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne E)Hamilton, James (M'well N)
Brown, R. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne N)Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Buchan, NormanHamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)
Buck, Sir AntonyHardy, Peter
Caborn, RichardHargreaves, Kenneth
Callaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)Harrison, Rt Hon Walter
Campbell, IanHaselhurst, Alan
Campbell-Savours, DaleHawkins, C. (High Peak)
Cartwright, JohnHaynes, Frank
Clark, Dr David (S Shields)Hickmet, Richard
Clarke, ThomasHicks, Robert
Clay. RobertHind, Kenneth
Clegg, Sir WalterHogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)
Cocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.)Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)
Cohen, HarryHolt, Richard
Coleman, DonaldHome Robertson, John
Concannon, Rt Hon J. D.Howarth, Gerald (Cannock)
Conlan, BernardHoyle, Douglas
Conway, DerekHughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Cook, Frank (Stockton North)Hughes, Roy (Newport East)
Cook, Robin F. (Livingston)Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)
Corbett, RobinHughes, Simon (Southwark)
Corbyn, JeremyHunt, John (Ravensbourne)
Crouch, DavidJanner, Hon Greville
Crowther, StanJohn, Brynmor
Cunningham, Dr JohnJohnson-Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Dalyell, TamJohnston, Russell
Davies, Ronald (Caerphilly)Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'ge H'l)Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Deakins, EricKennedy, Charles
Dewar, DonaldKilroy-Silk, Robert
Dixon, DonaldKing, Roger (B'ham N'field)
Dobson, FrankKinnock, Neil
Dormand, JackKirkwood, Archibald
Dubs, AlfredKnowles, Michael
Duffy, A. E. P.Knox, David
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.Lamond, James
Dykes, HughLeadbitter, Ted
Eadie, AlexLester, Jim
Eastham, KenLewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)
Emery, Sir PeterLewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Evans, loan (Cynon Valley)Lewis, Terence (Worsley)
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Litherland, Robert
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)Richardson, Ms Jo
Lofthouse, GeoffreyRoberts, Allan (Bootle)
McCartney, HughRobertson, George
McCrindle, RobertRogers, Allan
McCurley, Mrs AnnaRooker, J. W.
McDonald, Dr OonaghRoss, Ernest (Dundee W)
McGuire, MichaelRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
McKelvey, WilliamRoss, Wm. (Londonderry)
Mackenzie, Rt Hon GregorSt. John-Stevas, Rt Hon N.
Maclennan, RobertSheerman, Barry
McNamara, KevinSheldon, Rt Hon R.
McTaggart, RobertShepherd, Colin (Hereford)
McWilliam, JohnShersby, Michael
Madden, MaxShore, Rt Hon Peter
Maginnis, KenShort, Ms Clare (Ladywood)
Malone, GeraldShort, Mrs R.(W'hampt'n NE)
Marek, Dr JohnSilkin, Rt Hon J.
Marlow, AntonySilvester, Fred
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Skinner, Dennis
Marshall, Michael (Arundel)Smith, C.(lsl'ton S & F'bury)
Martin, MichaelSmith, Rt Hon J. (M'kl'ds E)
Mason, Rt Hon RoySmyth, Rev W. M. (Belfast S)
Maxton, JohnSnape, Peter
Meacher, MichaelSoley, Clive
Meadowcroft, MichaelSteen, Anthony
Michie, WilliamStott, Roger
Mikardo, IanStrang, Gavin
Miller, Hal (B'grove)Straw, Jack
Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)Temple-Morris, Peter
Miscampbell, NormanThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Mitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Moate, RogerWainwright, R.
Molyneaux, JamesWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Morris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)Wareing, Robert
Nicholson, J.Warren, Kenneth
Norris, StevenWatts, John
Oakes, Rt Hon GordonWells, Bowen (Hertford)
O'Brien, WilliamWiggin, Jerry
O'Neill, MartinWigley, Dafydd
Orme, Rt Hon StanleyWilliams, Rt Hon A.
Osborn, Sir JohnWilson, Gordon
Ottaway, RichardWinnick, David
Parry RobertWinterton, Mrs Ann
Patchett, TerryWinterton, Nicholas
Pavitt, LaurieWoodall, Alec
Pendry, TomWrigglesworth, Ian
Penhaligon, DavidYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Pike, Peter
Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)Tellers for the Noes:
Prentice, Rt Hon RegMr. James Tinn and
Randall, StuartMr. David Lambie.
Redmond, M.

Question accordingly negatived.