Members' Pensions

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

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Amendment (c) to motion No. 9 proposed, in line 4, at end add `except that, in recommendation (ix), the appropriate pension contribution rate should be 9 per cent. of salary.' —[Mr. du Cann.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 203, Noes 191.

Division No. 33][4 01
AYES
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelDunn, Robert
Amess, DavidEdwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)
Ancram, MichaelEggar, Tim
Atkins Robert (South Ribble)Eyre, Reginald
Atkinson, David (B'm'th E)Fenner, Mrs Peggy
Baker, Kenneth (Mole Valley)Fletcher, Alexander
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Fookes, Miss Janet
Baldry, AnthonyForsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Fowler, Rt Hon Norman
Bellingham, HenryFox, Marcus
Berry, Hon AnthonyFraser, Peter (Angus East)
Best, KeithFreeman, Roger
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnGale, Roger
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnGardner, Sir Edward (Fylde)
Blaker, Rt Hon PeterGlyn, Dr Alan
Boscawen, Hon RobertGoodhart, Sir Philip
Bottomley, PeterGoodlad, Alastair
Boyson, Dr RhodesGow, Ian
Braine, Sir BernardGreenway, Harry
Bright, GrahamGregory, Conal
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonGrylls, Michael
Brooke, Hon PeterGummer, John Selwyn
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Hamilton, Hon A. (Epsom)
Bruinvels, PeterHampson, Dr Keith
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon A.Hanley, Jeremy
Budgen, NickHargreaves, Kenneth
Burt, AlistairHarris, David
Butcher, JohnHarvey, Robert
Butler, Hon AdamHavers, Rt Hon Sir Michael
Butterfill, JohnHayhoe, Barney
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Chalker, Mrs LyndaHind, Kenneth
Channon, Rt Hon PaulHolt, Richard
Chope, ChristopherHowarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)
Clark, Hon A. (Plym'th S'n)Howe, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Hunt, David (Wirral)
Clarke Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Hurd, Rt Hon Douglas
Colvin, MichaelJenkin, Rt Hon Patrick
Cope, JohnJohnson-Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Corrie, JohnJopling, Rt Hon Michael
Dorrell, StephenJoseph, Rt Hon Sir Keith
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord J.Kilfedder, James A.
du Cann, Rt Hon EdwardKing, Roger (B'ham N'field)
King, Rt Hon TomRenton, Tim
Lamont, NormanRhodes James, Robert
Lang, IanRhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Lawler, GeoffreyRidley, Rt Hon Nicholas
Lawrence, IvanRifkind, Malcolm
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelRoberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Lee, John (Pendle)Robinson, Mark (N'port W)
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Ross, Wm. (Londonderry)
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkRumbold, Mrs Angela
Lilley, PeterRyder, Richard
Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham)Sackville, Hon Thomas
Lord, MichaelSainsbury, Hon Timothy
Luce, RichardSayeed, Jonathan
Lyell, NicholasScott, Nicholas
McCrindle, RobertShaw, Giles (Pudsey)
McCurley, Mrs AnnaShaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Macfarlane, NeilShepherd, Colin (Hereford)
MacGregor, JohnSilvester, Fred
MacKay, John (Argyll & Bute)Skinner, Dennis
Maginnis, KenSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Major, JohnSmyth, Rev W. M. (Belfast S)
Malins, HumfreySpencer, D.
Maples, JohnSpicer, Jim (W Dorset)
Marland, PaulSquire, Robin
Marshall, Michael (Arundel)Stanley, John
Mawhinney, Dr BrianStern, Michael
Mayhew, Sir PatrickStevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)
Mellor, DavidStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Merchant, PiersStewart, Andrew (Sherwood)
Meyer, Sir AnthonyStewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)
Mills, Iain (Meriden)Stokes, John
Mills, Sir Peter (West Devon)Stradling Thomas, J.
Mitchell, David (NW Hants)Sumberg, David
Molyneaux, JamesTebbit, Rt Hon Norman
Monro, Sir HectorThatcher, Rt Hon Mrs M.
Montgomery, FergusThompson, Donald (Calder V)
Moore, JohnThompson, Patrick (N'ich N)
Morrison, Hon P. (Chester)Thornton, Malcolm
Moynihan, Hon C.Tracey, Richard
Needham, RichardTrippier, David
Nelson, AnthonyTwinn, Dr Ian
Neubert, MichaelViggers, Peter
Newton, TonyWaddington, David
Nicholls, PatrickWainwright, R.
Nicholson, J.Wakeham, Rt Hon John
Norris, StevenWaldegrave, Hon William
Page, John (Harrow W)Walker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
Page, Richard (Herts SW)Waller, Gary
Parkinson, Rt Hon CecilWard, John
Parris, MatthewWardle, C. (Bexhill)
Patten, Christopher (Bath)Watson, John
Patten, John (Oxford)Watts, John
Pattie, GeoffreyWhitney, Raymond
Pawsey, JamesWood, Timothy
Pollock, AlexanderYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Powell, Rt Hon J. E. (S Down)Younger, Rt Hon George
Powley, John
Prior, Rt Hon JamesTellers for the Ayes:
Raffan, KeithMr. Tristan Garel Jones and
Raison, Rt Hon TimothyMr. Douglas Hogg.
Rees, Rt Hon Peter (Dover)
NOES
Archer, Rt Hon PeterBrown, Hugh D. (Provan)
Ashton, JoeBrown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)
Atkinson, N. (Tottenham)Brown, N. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne E)
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Brown, R. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne N)
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Buchan, Norman
Barnett, GuyCaborn, Richard
Batiste, SpencerCallaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyCampbell, Ian
Beith, A. J.Campbell-Savours, Dale
Bell, StuartClark, Dr David (S Shields)
Bennett, A. (Dent'n & Red'sh)Clarke, Thomas
Bermingham, GeraldClay, Robert
Bidwell, SydneyCocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.)
Boothroyd, Miss BettyCohen, Harry
Boyes, RolandColeman, Donald
Bray, Dr JeremyConcannon, Rt Hon J. D.
Brown, Gordon (D'f'mline E)Conlan, Bernard
Conway, DerekLewis, Terence (Worsley)
Cook, Frank (Stockton North)Litherland, Robert
Cook, Robin F. (Livingston)Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)
Coombs, SimonLofthouse, Geoffrey
Corbett, RobinMcCartney, Hugh
Corbyn, JeremyMcDonald, Dr Oonagh
Crouch, DavidMcGuire, Michael
Crowther, StanMcKelvey, William
Cunningham, Dr JohnMackenzie, Rt Hon Gregor
Dalyell, TamMaclennan, Robert
Davies, Ronald (Caerphilly)McNamara, Kevin
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'ge H'l)McTaggart, Robert
Dewar, DonaldMcWilliam, John
Dixon, DonaldMadden, Max
Dobson, FrankMalone, Gerald
Dormand, JackMarek, Dr John
Dubs, AlfredMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.Mason, Rt Hon Roy
Eadie, AlexMeacher, Michael
Eastham, KenMeadowcroft, Michael
Evans, loan (Cynon Valley)Michie, William
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Mikardo, Ian
Ewing, HarryMillan, Rt Hon Bruce
Fairbairn, NicholasMiller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)
Fallon, MichaelMiscampbell, Norman
Fatchett, DerekMoate, Roger
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Nellist, David
Fisher, MarkOakes, Rt Hon Gordon
Foot, Rt Hon MichaelO'Brien, William
Forrester, JohnO'Neill, Martin
Foster, DerekOrme, Rt Hon Stanley
Foulkes, GeorgeParry Robert
Fraser, J. (Norwood)Patchett, Terry
Freeson, Rt Hon ReginaldPavitt, Laurie
Gardiner, George (Reigate)Pendry, Tom
Garrett, W. E.Penhaligon, David
George, BrucePike, Peter
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnPowell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Golding, JohnRandall, Stuart
Gorst, JohnRathbone, Tim
Grist, IanRedmond, M.
Ground, PatrickRichardson, Ms Jo
Hamilton, James (M'well N)Roberts, Allan (Bootle)
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Robertson, George
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Rogers, Allan
Hardy, PeterRooker, J. W.
Harrison, Rt Hon WalterRoss, Ernest (Dundee W)
Haselhurst, AlanRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Hawkins, C. (High Peak)Sheerman, Barry
Haynes, FrankShersby, Michael
Heath, Rt Hon EdwardShore, Rt Hon Peter
Hicks, RobertShort, Ms Clare (Ladywood)
Hirst, MichaelShort, Mrs R.(W'hampt'n NE)
Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)Silkin, Rt Hon J.
Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)Smith, C.(lsl'ton S & F'bury)
Home Robertson, JohnSmith, Rt Hon J. (M'kl'ds E)
Howarth, Gerald (Cannock)Snape, Peter
Hoyle, DouglasSoley, Clive
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)Spearing, Nigel
Hughes, Roy (Newport East)Stott, Roger
Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)Strang, Gavin
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Straw, Jack
Janner, Hon GrevilleTemple-Morris, Peter
John, BrynmorThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Johnston, RussellTinn, James
Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Kennedy, CharlesWareing, Robert
Kilroy-Silk, RobertWarren, Kenneth
Kinnock, NeilWells, Bowen (Hertford)
Kirkwood, ArchibaldWigley, Dafydd
Knowles, MichaelWilliams, Rt Hon A.
Knox, DavidWilson, Gordon
Lambie, DavidWinnick, David
Lamond, JamesWinterton, Mrs Ann
Leadbitter, TedWinterton, Nicholas
Lewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)Woodall, Alec
Lewis, Ron (Carlisle)Wrigglesworth, Ian
Young, David (Bolton SE)Mr. John Maxton and
Mr. Michael J. Martin.
Tellers for the Noes:

Question accordingly agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put and agreed.

Resolved,That this House takes note of the Twentieth Report of the Review Body on Top Salaries (Cmnd. 8881) and agrees with the recommendations contained in that Report with respect to the pensions of Members of this House, being recommendations (v) to (x) set out in paragraph 226 of Volume 1 of that Report, except that, in recommendation (ix), the appropriate pension contribution rate should be 9 per cent. of salary.'