Orders of the Day — 47. Capital Transfer Tax

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

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Motion made, and Question,That it is expedient to authorise amendments of the law relating to capital transfer tax which are designed to facilitate, or are otherwise desirable in connection with, the consolidation of that law.—[Mr. Lawson.]

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

The House divided: Ayes 356, Noes 192.

Division No. 193][11.08 pm
AYES
Aitken, JonathanCarttiss, Michael
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelChannon, Rt Hon Paul
Amery, Rt Hon JulianChapman, Sydney
Amess, DavidChope, Christopher
Ancram, MichaelChurchill, W. S.
Arnold, TomClark, Hon A. (Plym th S'n)
Ashby, DavidClark, Sir W. (Croydon S)
Aspinwall, JackClarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)
Atkins, Rt Hon Sir H.Cockeram, Eric
Atkins, Robert (South Ribble)Conway, Derek
Baker, Nicholas (N Dorset)Coombs, Simon
Baldry, AnthonyCope, John
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Cormack, Patrick
Batiste, SpencerCorrie, John
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyCouchman, James
Beggs, RoyCritchley, Julian
Bellingham, HenryCrouch, David
Bendall, VivianDickens, Geoffrey
Bennett, Sir Frederic (T'bay)Dicks, Terry
Benyon, WilliamDorrell, Stephen
Berry, Sir AnthonyDouglas-Hamilton, Lord J.
Best, KeithDover, Den
Bevan, David Gilroydu Cann, Rt Hon Edward
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnDurant, Tony
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnDykes, Hugh
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterEdwards, Rt Hon N. (P'broke)
Body, RichardEggar, Tim
Bonsor, Sir NicholasEmery, Sir Peter
Boscawen, Hon RobertEvennett, David
Bottomley, PeterEyre, Sir Reginald
Bowden, A. (Brighton K'to'n)Fairbairn, Nicholas
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)Fallon, Michael
Boyson, Dr RhodesFavell, Anthony
Braine, Sir BernardFenner, Mrs Peggy
Brandon-Bravo, MartinFinsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Bright, GrahamFletcher, Alexander
Brinton, TimFookes, Miss Janet
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonForman, Nigel
Brooke, Hon PeterForsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thpes)Forsythe, Clifford (S Antrim)
Browne, JohnForth, Eric
Bryan, Sir PaulFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon A.Fox, Marcus
Buck, Sir AntonyFranks, Cecil
Budgen, NickFraser, Peter (Angus East)
Bulmer, EsmondFreeman, Roger
Burt, AlistairFry, Peter
Butcher, JohnGale, Roger
Butler, Hon AdamGalley, Roy
Butterfill, JohnGardiner, George (Reigate)
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Gardner, Sir Edward (Fylde)
Gilmour, Rt Hon Sir IanLilley, Peter
Glyn, Dr AlanLloyd, Ian (Havant)
Goodhart, Sir PhilipLloyd, Peter, (Fareham)
Goodlad, AlastairLord, Michael
Gorst, JohnLyell, Nicholas
Gow, IanMcCrea, Rev William
Gower, Sir RaymondMcCrindle, Robert
Grant, Sir AnthonyMcCurley, Mrs Anna
Greenway, HarryMacfarlane, Neil
Gregory, ConalMacGregor, John
Griffiths, E. (B'y St Edm'ds)MacKay, Andrew (Berkshire)
Griffiths, Peter (Portsm'th N)MacKay, John (Argyll & Bute)
Grist, IanMaclean, David John.
Ground, PatrickMcNair-Wilson, P. (New F'st)
Grylls, MichaelMcQuarrie, Albert
Gummer, John SelwynMadel, David
Hamilton, Hon A. (Epsom)Maginnis, Ken
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Major, John
Hampson, Dr KeithMalins, Humfrey
Hanley, JeremyMalone, Gerald
Hannam, JohnMaples, John
Hargreaves, KennethMarland, Paul
Harris, DavidMarshall, Michael (Arundel)
Harvey, RobertMates, Michael
Haselhurst, AlanMather, Carol
Havers, Rt Hon Sir MichaelMaude, Hon Francis
Hawkins, C. (High Peak)Maxwell-Hyslop, Robin
Hawksley, WarrenMayhew, Sir Patrick
Hayes, J.Mellor, David
Hayhoe, BarneyMerchant, Piers
Hayward, RobertMeyer, Sir Anthony
Heath, Rt Hon EdwardMiller, Hal (B'grove)
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidMills, Iain (Meriden)
Heddle, JohnMills, Sir Peter (West Devon)
Henderson, BarryMiscampbell, Norman
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelMitchell, David (NW Hants)
Hickmet, RichardMoate, Roger
Hicks, RobertMolyneaux, Rt Hon James
Higgins, Rt Hon Terence L.Monro, Sir Hector
Hind, KennethMontgomery, Fergus
Hogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)Moore, John
Holland, Sir Philip (Gedling)Morris, M. (N'hampton, S)
Holt, RichardMorrison, Hon C. (Devizes)
Hooson, TomMorrison, Hon P. (Chester)
Hordern, PeterMoynihan, Hon C.
Howard, MichaelMudd, David
Howarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)Neale, Gerrard
Howarth, Gerald (Cannock)Needham, Richard
Howell, Rt Hon D. (G'ldford)Nelson, Anthony
Hubbard-Miles, PeterNeubert, Michael
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Newton, Tony
Hunter, AndrewNicholls, Patrick
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasNicholson, J.
Irving, CharlesNormanton, Tom
Jackson, RobertNorris, Steven
Jenkin, Rt Hon PatrickOnslow, Cranley
Johnson-Smith, Sir GeoffreyPage, John (Harrow W)
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Page, Richard (Herts SW)
Jones, Robert (W Herts)Parkinson, Rt Hon Cecil
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelParris, Matthew
Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithPatten, Christopher (Bath)
Kellett-Bowman, Mrs ElainePatten, John (Oxford)
Kershaw, Sir AnthonyPawsey, James
Key, RobertPeacock, Mrs Elizabeth
King, Roger (B'ham N'field)Percival, Rt Hon Sir Ian
King, Rt Hon TomPink, R. Bonner
Knight, Gregory (Derby N)Pollock, Alexander
Knight, Mrs Jill (Edgbasion)Porter, Barry
Knowles, MichaelPowell, Rt Hon J. E. (S Down)
Knox, DavidPowell, William (Corby)
Lang, IanPowley, John
Latham, MichaelPrentice, Rt Hon Reg
Lawrence, IvanPrice, Sir David
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelProctor, K. Harvey
Lee, John (Pendle)Pym, Rt Hon Francis
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Raff an, Keith
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkRaison, Rt Hon Timothy
Lester, JimRathbone, Tim
Lewis, Sir Kenneth (Stamf'd)Rees, Rt Hon Peter (Dover)
Lightbown, DavidRenton, Tim
Rhodes James, RobertTaylor, Teddy (S'end E)
Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonTebbit, Rt Hon Norman
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 (llford 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)Wakeham, Rt Hon John
Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')Waldegrave, Hon William
Shelton, William (Streatham)Walden, George
Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)Walker, Cecil (Belfast N)
Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)Walker, Bill (T'side N)
Shersby, MichaelWalker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
Silvester, FredWall, Sir Patrick
Sims, RogerWaller, Gary
Skeet, T. H. H.Walters, Dennis
Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)Wardle, C. (Bexhill)
Smyth, Rev W. M. (Belfast S)Warren, Kenneth
Soames, Hon NicholasWatson, John
Speed, KeithWells, Bowen (Hertford)
Speller, TonyWells, John (Maidstone)
Spencer, DerekWheeler, John
Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)Whitfield, John
Stanbrook, IvorWhitney, Raymond
Stanley, JohnWiggin, 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)Yeo, Tim
Stewart, Ian (N Hertf'dshire)Young, Sir George (Acton)
Stokes, JohnYounger, Rt Hon George
Sumberg, David
Tapsell, PeterTellers for the Ayes:
Taylor, Rt Hon John DavidMr. David Hunt and
Taylor, John (Solihull)Mr. Tristan Garel-Jones.
NOES
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Campbell-Savours, Dale
Alton, DavidCanavan, Dennis
Anderson, DonaldCarlile, Alexander (Montg'y)
Archer, Rt Hon PeterCarter-Jones, Lewis
Ashdown, PaddyClay, 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
Bruce, MalcolmDormand, Jack
Caborn, RichardDouglas, Dick
Callaghan, Jim (Heyw'd & M)Dubs, Alfred
Campbell, IanDuffy, A. E. P.
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs G.Meacher, Michael
Eadie, AlexMeadowcroft, Michael
Eastham, KenMichie, William
Evans, John (St. Helens N)Mikardo, Ian
Fatchett, DerekMillan, Rt Hon Bruce
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride)
Fields, T. (L'pool Broad Gn)Mitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)
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
Freud, ClementOwen, Rt Hon Dr David
George, BrucePark, George
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnPatchett, Terry
Godman, Dr NormanPendry, Tom
Gould, BryanPenhaligon, David
Gourlay, HarryPike, Peter
Hamilton, James (M'well N)Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Prescott, John
Hardy, PeterRadice, Giles
Harman, Ms HarrietRees, Rt Hon M. (Leeds S)
Harrison, Rt Hon WalterRichardson, Ms Jo
Hart, Rt Hon Dame JudithRogers, Allan
Haynes, FrankRooker, J. W.
Heffer, Eric S.Ross, Ernest (Dundee W)
Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)Rowlands, Ted
Holland, Stuart (Vauxhall)Ryman, John
Home Robertson, JohnSedgemore, Brian
Howell, Rt Hon D. (S'heath)Sheerman, Barry
Howells, GeraintSheldon, Rt Hon R.
Hoyle, DouglasShore, Rt Hon Peter
Hughes, Dr. Mark (Durham)Short, Mrs H.(W'hamptn NE)
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)Skinner, Dennis
Hughes, Roy (Newport East)Smith, Cflsl'ton S & Fbury)
Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Smith, Rt Hon J. (M'kl'ds E)
Janner, Hon GrevilleSoley, Clive
Jenkins, Rt Hon Roy (Hillh'd)Spearing, Nigel
John, BrynmorSteel, Rt Hon David
Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)Stewart, Rt Hon D. (W Isles)
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldStott, Roger
Kennedy, CharlesStrang, Gavin
Kilroy-Silk, RobertStraw, Jack
Lambie, DavidThomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Lamond, JamesThomas, Dr R. (Carmarthen)
Leadbitter, TedThompson, J. (Wansbeck)
Leighton, RonaldThorne, Stan (Preston)
Lewis, Ron (Carlisle)Tinn, James
Lewis, Terence (Worsley)Torney, Tom
Litherland, RobertWainwright, R.
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)Wallace, James
Lofthouse, GeoffreyWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Loyden, EdwardWareing, Robert
McCartney, HughWeetch, Ken
McDonald, Dr OonaghWelsh, Michael
McKay, Allen (Penistone)White, James
McKelvey, WilliamWig ley, Dafydd
Mackenzie, Rt Hon GregorWilliams, Rt Hon A.
Maclennan, RobertWilson, Gordon
McWilliam, JohnWinnick, David
Madden, MaxWriggles worth, Ian
Marek, Dr JohnYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Marshall, David (Shettleston)
Martin, MichaelTellers for the Noes:
Maxton, JohnMr. John Cartwright and Mr. Archy Kirkwood.
Maynard, Miss Joan

Question accordingly agreed to.