Resettlement Grant

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

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Amendment (a) to motion No. 7 proposed, in line 15, at end add— 'and—(4) subject as otherwise provided for in this Resolution, the rate at which grant shall be payable in respect of the dissolution of Parliament on 13th May 1983, and any subsequent dissolution, should be twice the rates specified in the fourth Resolution of this House of 4th March 1980.'.—[Mr. Ashton.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 190, Noes 203.

Division No. 32][3.50 am
AYES
Archer, Rt Hon PeterFraser, J. (Norwood)
Atkinson, N. (Tottenham)Freeson, Rt Hon Reginald
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Garrett, W. E.
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)George, Bruce
Barnett, GuyGilbert, Rt Hon Dr John
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyGolding, John
Beith, A. J.Greenway, Harry
Bell, StuartHamilton, James (M'well N)
Bennett, A. (Dent'n & Red'sh)Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)
Bermingham, GeraldHardy, Peter
Bidwell, SydneyHargreaves, Kenneth
Boothroyd, Miss BettyHarrison, Rt Hon Walter
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)Haynes, Frank
Boyes, RolandHeath, Rt Hon Edward
Braine, Sir BernardHickmet, Richard
Bray, Dr JeremyHicks, Robert
Brown, Hugh D. (Provan)Hirst, Michael
Brown, N. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne E)Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)
Brown, R. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne N)Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)
Bruinvels, PeterHome Robertson, John
Buchan, NormanHoyle, Douglas
Burt, AlistairHughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Caborn, RichardHughes, Roy (Newport East)
Callaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)
Campbell, IanJanner, Hon Greville
Campbell-Savours, DaleJohn, Brynmor
Cartwright, JohnJohnston, Russell
Clark, Dr David (S Shields)Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Clarke, ThomasKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Clay, RobertKennedy, Charles
Cocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.)Kilroy-Silk, Robert
Cohen, HarryKing, Roger (B'ham N'field)
Coleman, DonaldKinnock, Neil
Concannon, Rt Hon J. D.Kirkwood, Archibald
Conlan, BernardKnowles, Michael
Cook, Frank (Stockton North)Knox, David
Cook, Robin F. (Livingston)Lambie, David
Corbett, RobinLamond, James
Corbyn, JeremyLeadbitter, Ted
Crowther, StanLewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Cunningham, Dr JohnLewis, Terence (Worsley)
Dalyell, TamLitherland, Robert
Davies, Ronald (Caerphilly)Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'ge H'l)Lofthouse, Geoffrey
Deakins, EricMcCartney, Hugh
Dewar, DonaldMcDonald, Dr Oonagh
Dixon, DonaldMcGuire, Michael
Dobson, FrankMcKelvey, William
Dormand, JackMackenzie, Rt Hon Gregor
Dubs, AlfredMaclennan, Robert
Duffy, A. E. P.McNamara, Kevin
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.McTaggart, Robert
Eadie, AlexMcWilliam, John
Eastham, KenMadden, Max
Evans, loan (Cynon Valley)Maginnis, Ken
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Marek, Dr John
Ewing, HarryMarlow, Antony
Fairbairn, NicholasMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Fatchett, DerekMartin, Michael
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Mason, Rt Hon Roy
Fisher, MarkMaxton, John
Foot, Rt Hon MichaelMeacher, Michael
Forrester, JohnMeadowcroft. Michael
Foster, DerekMichie, William
Foulkes, GeorgeMikardo, Ian
Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)Skinner, Dennis
Miscampbell, NormanSmith, C.(lsl'ton S & F'bury)
Nellist, DavidSmith, Rt Hon J. (M'kl'ds E)
Nicholson, J.Soley, Clive
Oakes, Rt Hon GordonSpearing, Nigel
O'Brien, WilliamStott, Roger
O'Neill, MartinStrang, Gavin
Orme, Rt Hon StanleyStraw, Jack
Parry RobertSumberg, David
Patchett, TerryTaylor, John (Solihull)
Pavitt, LaurieThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Pendry, TomTinn, James
Penhaligon, DavidVarley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Pike, PeterWainwright, R.
Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)Walker, Bill (T'side N)
Randall, StuartWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Redmond, M.Wardle, C. (Bexhill)
Rhodes James, RobertWareing, Robert
Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonWatts, John
Richardson, Ms JoWigley, Dafydd
Roberts, Allan (Bootle)Williams, Rt Hon A.
Robertson, GeorgeWilson, Gordon
Rogers, AllanWinnick, David
Rooker, J. W.Winterton, Mrs Ann
Ross, Ernest (Dundee W)Winterton, Nicholas
Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)Woodall, Alec
St. John-Stevas, Rt Hon N.Wrigglesworth, Ian
Sheerman, BarryYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Sheldon, Rt Hon R.
Shore, Rt Hon PeterTellers for the Ayes:
Short, Ms Clare (Ladywood)Mr. Joseph Ashton and
Silkin, Rt Hon J.Mr. Peter Snape.
NOES
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelEdwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)
Amess, DavidEggar, Tim
Ancram, MichaelEyre, Reginald
Arnold, TomFallon, Michael
Atkins Robert (South Ribble)Fenner, Mrs Peggy
Atkinson, David (B'm'th E)Fletcher, Alexander
Baker, Kenneth (Mole Valley)Fookes, Miss Janet
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Baldry, AnthonyFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Batiste, SpencerFox, Marcus
Bellingham, HenryFraser, Rt Hon Sir Hugh
Berry, Hon AnthonyFraser, Peter (Angus East)
Best, KeithFreeman, Roger
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnGale, Roger
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnGarel-Jones, Tristan
Blaker, Rt Hon PeterGlyn, Dr Alan
Boscawen, Hon RobertGoodhart, Sir Philip
Bottomley, PeterGoodlad, Alastair
Boyson, Dr RhodesGow, Ian
Bright, GrahamGregory, Conal
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonGround, Patrick
Brooke, Hon PeterGrylls, Michael
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Gummer, John Selwyn
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon A.Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Budgen, NickHampson, Dr Keith
Butcher, JohnHanley, Jeremy
Butler, Hon AdamHarris, David
Butterfill, JohnHarvey, Robert
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Havers, Rt Hon Sir Michael
Chalker, Mrs LyndaHawkins, C. (High Peak)
Channon, Rt Hon PaulHayhoe, Barney
Chope, ChristopherHeathcoat-Amory, David
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th S'n)Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Hind, Kenneth
Clarke Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Holt, Richard
Colvin, MichaelHowarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)
Conway, DerekHowarth, Gerald (Cannock)
Coombs, SimonHowe, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Cope, JohnHunt, David (Wirral)
Corrie, JohnHurd, Rt Hon Douglas
Couchman, JamesJenkin, Rt Hon Patrick
Crouch, DavidJohnson-Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Dorrell, StephenJopling, Rt Hon Michael
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord J.Joseph, Rt Hon Sir Keith
du Cann, Rt Hon EdwardKilfedder, James A.
Dunn, RobertKing, Rt Hon Tom
Lamont, NormanRaison, Rt Hon Timothy
Lang, IanRathbone, Tim
Lawler, GeoffreyRees, Rt Hon Peter (Dover)
Lawrence, IvanRenton, Tim
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelRidley, Rt Hon Nicholas
Lee, John (Pendle)Rifkind, Malcolm
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkRobinson, Mark (N'port W)
Lester, JimRoss, Wm. (Londonderry)
Lewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)Rumbold, Mrs Angela
Lilley, PeterRyder, Richard
Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham)Sackville, Hon Thomas
Lord, MichaelSainsbury, Hon Timothy
Luce, RichardSayeed, Jonathan
Lyell, NicholasScott, Nicholas
McCrea, Rev WilliamShaw, Giles (Pudsey)
McCurley, Mrs AnnaShaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Macfarlane, NeilSilvester, Fred
MacGregor, JohnSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
MacKay, John (Argyll & Bute)Smyth, Rev W. M. (Belfast S)
Major, JohnSpencer, D.
Malins, HumfreySpicer, Jim (W Dorset)
Malone, GeraldSquire, Robin
Maples, JohnStanley, John
Marland, PaulStern, Michael
Mawhinney, Dr BrianStevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)
Mayhew, Sir PatrickStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Mellor, DavidStewart, Andrew (Sherwood)
Merchant, PiersStewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)
Meyer, Sir AnthonyStokes, John
Mills, Iain (Meriden)Stradling Thomas, J.
Mills, Sir Peter (West Devon)Tebbit, Rt Hon Norman
Mitchell, David (NW Hants)Thatcher, Rt Hon Mrs M.
Molyneaux, JamesThompson, Donald (Calder V)
Monro, Sir HectorThompson, Patrick (N'ich N)
Montgomery, FergusThornton, Malcolm
Moore, JohnTracey, Richard
Morrison, Hon P. (Chester)Trippier, David
Moynihan, Hon C.Trotter, Neville
Needham, RichardTwinn, Dr Ian
Nelson, AnthonyViggers, Peter
Neubert, MichaelWaddington, David
Newton, TonyWakeham, Rt Hon John
Nicholls, PatrickWaldegrave, Hon William
Norris, StevenWalker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
Page, John (Harrow W)Waller, Gary
Page, Richard (Herts SW)Ward, John
Parkinson, Rt Hon CecilWatson, John
Parris, MatthewWells, Bowen (Hertford)
Patten, Christopher (Bath)Whitney, Raymond
Patten, John (Oxford)Wood, Timothy
Pattie, GeoffreyYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Pawsey, JamesYounger, Rt Hon George
Pollock, Alexander
Powell, Rt Hon J. E. (S Down)Tellers for the Noes:
Powley, JohnMr. Douglas Hogg and
Prior, Rt Hon JamesMr. Archie Hamilton.
Raffan, Keith

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,That, in the opinion of this House, provision should be made in respect of the grant payable in accordance with paragraph (9) of the second Resolution of this House of 20th December 1971 and the fourth Resolution of this House of 4th March 1980 to persons who on a dissolution of Parliament cease to be Members of this House as follows:—

  1. (1) subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), that grant should be payable (and be treated in relation to the dissolution of Parliament on 13th May 1983 as having been payable) whenever, at the general election consequent upon a dissolution of Parliament, a person who was a Member of this House immediately before the dissolution does not stand for election to this House or, if he does, is not elected;
  2. (2) that grant should not be payable, on the dissolution of the present or any future Parliament, to a person who has attained the age of 65 before the dissolution; and
  3. (3) on the dissolution of the present or any future Parliament, no period of service as a Member of this House should be taken into account in accordance with the said fourth Resolution if that period has been taken into account on a pervious occasion on which a grant was payable in accordance with one or both of those Resolutions.