Orders of the Day — 22. Corporation Tax (Charge and Rate for Financial Year 1983

– in the House of Commons at 9:29 pm on 19th March 1984.

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Motion made, and Question,

That corporation tax shall be charged for the financial year 1983 at the rate of 50 per cent.—[Mr Lawson.]

put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 114 (Ways and Means motions):—

The House divided: Ayes 378, Noes 173

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AYES
Aitken, JonathanChurchill, W. S.
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelClark, Hon A. (Plym'th S'n)
Alton, DavidClark, Sir W. (Croydon S)
Amery, Rt Hon JulianClarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)
Amess, DavidClegg, Sir Walter
Ancram, MichaelCockeram, Eric
Arnold, TomConway, Derek
Ashby, DavidCoombs, Simon
Ashdown, PaddyCope, John
Aspinwall, JackCormack, Patrick
Atkins, Rt Hon Sir H.Corrie, John
Atkins, Robert (South Ribble)Couchman, James
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Vall'y)Critchley, Julian
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Crouch, David
Baldry, AnthonyDickens, Geoffrey
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Dicks, Terry
Batiste, SpencerDorrell, Stephen
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyDouglas-Hamilton, Lord J.
Beggs, RoyDover, Den
Bellingham, Henrydu Cann, Rt Hon Edward
Bendall, VivianDurant, Tony
Bennett, Sir Frederic (T'bay)Dykes, Hugh
Benyon, WilliamEdwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)
Berry, Sir AnthonyEggar, Tim
Best, KeithEmery, Sir Peter
Bevan, David GilroyEvennett, David
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnEyre, Sir Reginald
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnFairbairn, Nicholas
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterFallon, Michael
Body, RichardFavell, Anthony
Bonsor, Sir NicholasFenner, Mrs Peggy
Boscawen, Hon RobertFinsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Bottomley, PeterFletcher, Alexander
Bowden, A. (Brighton K'to'n)Fookes, Miss Janet
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)Forman, Nigel
Boyson, Dr RhodesForsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Braine, Sir BernardForsythe, Clifford (S Antrim)
Brandon-Bravo, MartinForth, Eric
Bright, GrahamFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Brinton, TimFox, Marcus
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonFranks, Cecil
Brooke, Hon PeterFraser, Peter (Angus East)
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Freeman, Roger
Browne, JohnFreud, Clement
Bruce, MalcolmFry, Peter
Bryan, Sir PaulGale, Roger
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon A.Galley, Roy
Buck, Sir AntonyGardiner, George (Reigate)
Budgen, NickGardner, Sir Edward (Fylde)
Bulmer, EsmondGilmour, Rt Hon Sir Ian
Burt, AlistairGlyn, Dr Alan
Butcher, JohnGoodhart, Sir Philip
Butler, Hon AdamGoodlad, Alastair
Butterfill, JohnGorst, John
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Gow, Ian
Carttiss, MichaelGower, Sir Raymond
Cartwright, JohnGrant, Sir Anthony
Channon, Rt Hon PaulGreenway, Harry
Chapman, SydneyGregory, Conal
Chope, ChristopherGriffiths, E. (B'y St Edm'ds)
Griffiths, Peter (Portsm'th N)McCrindle, Robert
Grist, IanMcCurley, Mrs Anna
Ground, PatrickMacfarlane, Neil
Grylls, MichaelMacGregor, John
Gummer, John SelwynMacKay, Andrew (Berkshire)
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)MacKay, John (Argyll & Bute)
Hampson, Dr KeithMaclean, David John.
Hanley, JeremyMaclennan, Robert
Hannam, JohnMcNair-Wilson, P. (New F'st)
Hargreaves, KennethMcQuarrie, Albert
Harris, DavidMadel, David
Harvey, RobertMaginnis, Ken
Haselhurst, AlanMajor, John
Havers, Rt Hon Sir MichaelMalins, Humfrey
Hawkins, C. (High Peak)Malone, Gerald
Hawksley, WarrenMaples, John
Hayes, J.Marland, Paul
Hayhoe, BarneyMarshall, Michael (Arundel)
Hayward, RobertMates, Michael
Heath, Rt Hon EdwardMather, Carol
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidMaude, Hon Francis
Heddle, JohnMaxwell-Hyslop, Robin
Henderson, BarryMayhew, Sir Patrick
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelMeadowcroft, Michael
Hickmet, RichardMellor, David
Hicks, RobertMerchant, Piers
Higgins, Rt Hon Terence L.Meyer, Sir Anthony
Hind, KennethMiller, Hal (B'grove)
Hogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)Mills, lain (Meriden)
Holland, Sir Philip (Gedling)Mills, Sir Peter (West Devon)
Holt, RichardMiscampbell, Norman
Hooson, TomMitchell, David (NW Hants)
Hordern, PeterMoate, Roger
Howard, MichaelMolyneaux, Rt Hon James
Howarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)Monro, Sir Hector
Howarth, Gerald (Cannock)Montgomery, Fergus
Howell, Rt Hon D. (G'ldford)Moore, John
Howells, GeraintMorris, M. (N'hampton, S)
Hubbard-Miles, PeterMorrison, Hon C. (Devizes)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Morrison, Hon P. (Chester)
Hunt, David (Wirral)Moynihan, Hon C.
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Mudd, David
Hunter, AndrewNeale, Gerrard
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasNeedham, Richard
Irving, CharlesNelson, Anthony
Jackson, RobertNeubert, Michael
Jenkin, Rt Hon PatrickNewton, Tony
Jenkins, Rt Hon Roy (Hillh'd)Nicholls, Patrick
Johnson-Smith, Sir GeoffreyNicholson, J.
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Normanton, Tom
Jones, Robert (W Herts)Norris, Steven
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelOnslow, Cranley
Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithOwen, Rt Hon Dr David
Kellett-Bowman, Mrs ElainePage, John (Harrow W)
Kennedy, CharlesPage, Richard (Herts SW)
Kershaw, Sir AnthonyParkinson, Rt Hon Cecil
Key, RobertParris, Matthew
King, Roger (B'ham N'field)Patten, Christopher (Bath)
King, Rt Hon TomPatten, John (Oxford)
Kirkwood, ArchibaldPawsey, James
Knight, Gregory (Derby N)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Knight, Mrs Jill (Edgbaston)Penhaligon, David
Knowles, MichaelPercival, Rt Hon Sir Ian
Knox, DavidPink, R. Bonner
Lang, IanPollock, Alexander
Latham, MichaelPorter, Barry
Lawrence, IvanPowell, Rt Hon J. E. (S Down)
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelPowell, William (Corby)
Lee, John (Pendle)Powley, John
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Prentice, Rt Hon Reg
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkPrice, Sir David
Lester, JimProctor, K. Harvey
Lewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)Pym, Rt Hon Francis
Lightbown, DavidRaffan, Keith
Lilley, PeterRaison, Rt Hon Timothy
Lloyd, Ian (Havant)Rathbone, Tim
Lloyd, Peter, (Fareham)Rees, Rt Hon Peter (Dover)
Lord, MichaelRenton, Tim
Lyell, NicholasRhodes James, Robert
McCrea, Rev WilliamRhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Ridley, Rt Hon NicholasTemple-Morris, Peter
Ridsdale, Sir JulianThomas, Rt Hon Peter
Rifkind, MalcolmThompson, Donald (Calder V)
Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)Thompson, Patrick (N'ich N)
Robinson, Mark (N'port W)Thorne, Neil (Ilford S)
Robinson, P. (Belfast E)Thornton, Malcolm
Roe, Mrs MarionThurnham, Peter
Ross, Wm. (Londonderry)Townend, John (Bridlington)
Rossi, Sir HughTownsend, Cyril D. (B'heath)
Rost, PeterTracey, Richard
Rumbold, Mrs AngelaTrippier, David
Ryder, RichardTrotter, Neville
Sackville, Hon ThomasTwinn, Dr Ian
Sainsbury, Hon Timothyvan Straubenzee, Sir W.
St. John-Stevas, Rt Hon N.Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Sayeed, JonathanViggers, Peter
Scott, NicholasWaddington, David
Shaw, Giles (Pudsey)Wainwright, R.
Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')Wakeham, Rt Hon John
Shelton, William (Streatham)Waldegrave, Hon William
Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)Walden, George
Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)Walker, Cecil (Belfast N)
Shersby, MichaelWalker, Bill (T'side N)
Silvester, FredWalker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
Sims, RogerWall, Sir Patrick
Skeet, T. H. H.Wallace, James
Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)Waller, Gary
Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)Walters, Dennis
Smyth, Rev W. M. (Belfast S)Wardle, C. (Bexhill)
Soames, Hon NicholasWarren, Kenneth
Speed, KeithWatson, John
Speller, TonyWells, Bowen (Hertford)
Spencer, DerekWells, John (Maidstone)
Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)Wheeler, John
Stanbrook, IvorWhitfield, John
Stanley, JohnWhitney, Raymond
Steel, Rt Hon DavidWiggin, Jerry
Steen, AnthonyWinterton, Mrs Ann
Stern, MichaelWinterton, Nicholas
Stevens, Lewis (Nuneaton)Wolfson, Mark
Stevens, Martin (Fulham)Wood, Timothy
Stewart, Allan (Eastwood)Woodcock, Michael
Stewart, Andrew (Sherwood)Wrigglesworth, Ian
Stewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)Yeo, Tim
Stokes, JohnYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Sumberg, DavidYounger, Rt Hon George
Tapsell, Peter
Taylor, Rt Hon John DavidTellers for the Ayes:
Taylor, John (Solihull)Mr. Tristan Garel-Jones and Mr. Archie Hamilton
Taylor, Teddy (S'end E)
Tebbit, Rt Hon Norman
NOES
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Canavan, Dennis
Anderson, DonaldCarter-Jones, Lewis
Archer, Rt Hon PeterClay, Robert
Ashley, Rt Hon JackCocks, Rt Hon M. (Bristol S.)
Ashton, JoeCohen, Harry
Atkinson, N. (Tottenham)Coleman, Donald
Bagier, Gordon A. T.Concannon, Rt Hon J. D.
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Conlan, Bernard
Barnett, GuyCook, Frank (Stockton North)
Barron, KevinCook, Robin F. (Livingston)
Beckett, Mrs MargaretCorbett, Robin
Bell, StuartCorbyn, Jeremy
Benn, TonyCowans, Harry
Bennett, A. (Dent'n & Red'sh)Craigen, J. M.
Bermingham, GeraldCrowther, Stan
Bidwell, SydneyCunliffe, Lawrence
Blair, AnthonyCunningham, Dr John
Boothroyd, Miss BettyDavies, Rt Hon Denzil (L'lli)
Boyes, RolandDavies, Ronald (Caerphilly)
Bray, Dr JeremyDavis, Terry (B'ham, H'ge H'l)
Brown, Gordon (D'f'mline E)Deakins, Eric
Brown, Hugh D. (Provan)Dewar, Donald
Brown, R. (N'c'tle-u-Tyne N)Dixon, Donald
Caborn, RichardDormand, Jack
Callaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)Douglas, Dick
Campbell, IanDubs, Alfred
Campbell-Savours, DaleDuffy, A. E. P.
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.Mason, Rt Hon Roy
Eadie, AlexMaxton, John
Eastham, KenMaynard, Miss Joan
Ellis, RaymondMeacher, Michael
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Michie, William
Fatchett, DerekMikardo, Ian
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Millan, Rt Hon Bruce
Fields, T. (L'pool Broad Gn)Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)
Fisher, MarkMorris, Rt Hon A. (W'shawe)
Flannery, MartinMorris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)
Foot, Rt Hon MichaelNellist, David
Forrester, JohnOakes, Rt Hon Gordon
Foster, DerekO'Brien, William
Fraser, J. (Norwood)O'Neill, Martin
Freeson, Rt Hon ReginaldOrme, Rt Hon Stanley
George, BrucePark, George
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnPatchett, Terry
Godman, Dr NormanPendry, Tom
Golding, JohnPike, Peter
Gould, BryanPowell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Gourlay, HarryPrescott, John
Hamilton, James (M'well N)Radice, Giles
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Rees, Rt Hon M. (Leeds S)
Hardy, PeterRichardson, Ms Jo
Harman, Ms HarrietRogers, Allan
Harrison, Rt Hon WalterRooker, J. W.
Hart, Rt Hon Dame JudithRoss, Ernest (Dundee W)
Haynes, FrankRowlands, Ted
Heffer, Eric S.Ryman, John
Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)Sedgemore, Brian
Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)Sheerman, Barry
Home Robertson, JohnSheldon, Rt Hon R.
Howell, Rt Hon D. (S'heath)Shore, Rt Hon Peter
Hoyle, DouglasShort, Mrs (W'hampt'n NE)
Hughes, Dr. Mark (Durham)Skinner, Dennis
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)Smith, C.(Isl'ton S & F'bury)
Hughes, Roy (Newport East)Smith, Rt Hon J. (M'kl'ds E)
Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)Soley, Clive
Janner, Hon GrevilleSpearing, Nigel
John, BrynmorStott, Roger
Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)Strang, Gavin
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldStraw, Jack
Kilroy-Silk, RobertThomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Lambie, DavidThomas, Dr R. (Carmarthen)
Lamond, JamesThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Leadbitter, TedThorne, Stan (Preston)
Leighton, RonaldTinn, James
Lewis, Ron (Carlisle)Torney, Tom
Lewis, Terence (Worsley)Warden, Gareth (Gower)
Litherland, RobertWareing, Robert
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)Weetch, Ken
Lofthouse, GeoffreyWelsh, Michael
Loyden, EdwardWhite, James
McCartney, HughWigley, Dafydd
McDonald, Dr OonaghWilliams, Rt Hon A.
McKay, Allen (Penistone)Winnick, David
McKelvey, WilliamYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Mackenzie, Rt Hon Gregor
Madden, MaxTellers for the Noes:
Marek, Dr JohnMr. Austin Mitchell and
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Mr. John McWilliam
Martin, Michael

Question accordingly agreed to.