Employment Bill

– in the House of Commons at 9:59 pm on 10th February 1988.

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Question again proposed, That the Bill be read the Third time.

Photo of Gavin Strang Gavin Strang , Edinburgh East

We support a constructive role for trade unionists in our society; that is why we shall vote against the Bill tonight.

10 pm

Photo of Sir John Cope Sir John Cope , Northavon

I arranged with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to respond to any new points that were raised by the Opposition on Third Reading, but there were none, so I commend the Bill to the House.

Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:—

The House divided: Ayes 290, Noes 219.

Division No. 178][10.00 pm
AYES
Adley, RobertClarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)
Aitken, JonathanColvin, Michael
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelConway, Derek
Allason, RupertCoombs, Anthony (Wyre F'rest)
Amess, DavidCoombs, Simon (Swindon)
Amos, AlanCope, John
Arbuthnot, JamesCormack, Patrick
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Couchman, James
Arnold, Tom (Hazel Grove)Cran, James
Aspinwall, JackCurrie, Mrs Edwina
Atkins, RobertCurry, David
Atkinson, DavidDavies, Q. (Stamf'd & Spald'g)
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Valley)Davis, David (Boothferry)
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset N)Day, Stephen
Baldry, TonyDickens, Geoffrey
Batiste, SpencerDorrell, Stephen
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyDouglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Bellingham, HenryDover, Den
Bendall, VivianDunn, Bob
Bennett, Nicholas (Pembroke)Durant, Tony
Benyon, W.Dykes, Hugh
Bevan, David GilroyEmery, Sir Peter
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnEvennett, David
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnFairbairn, Nicholas
Blackburn, Dr John G.Fallon, Michael
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterFarr, Sir John
Body, Sir RichardFavell, Tony
Boscawen, Hon RobertFenner, Dame Peggy
Boswell, TimField, Barry (Isle of Wight)
Bottomley, Mrs VirginiaFinsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Bowden, A (Brighton K'pto'n)Forman, Nigel
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Bowis, JohnForth, Eric
Boyson, Rt Hon Dr Sir RhodesFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Braine, Rt Hon Sir BernardFox, Sir Marcus
Brandon-Bravo, MartinFranks, Cecil
Brazier, JulianFrench, Douglas
Bright, GrahamFry, Peter
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonGale, Roger
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterGardiner, George
Bruce, Ian (Dorset South)Gill, Christopher
Buck, Sir AntonyGilmour, Rt Hon Sir Ian
Budgen, NicholasGlyn, Dr Alan
Burns, SimonGoodlad, Alastair
Burt, AlistairGoodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Butcher, JohnGorman, Mrs Teresa
Butler, ChrisGorst, John
Butterfill, JohnGow, Ian
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Gower, Sir Raymond
Carrington, MatthewGrant, Sir Anthony (CambsSW)
Carttiss, MichaelGreenway, Harry (Ealing N)
Cash, WilliamGreenway, John (Rydale)
Chalker, Rt Hon Mrs LyndaGregory, Conal
Chapman, SydneyGriffiths, Sir Eldon (Bury St E')
Chope, ChristopherGriffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)
Clark, Hon Alan (Plym'th S'n)Grist, Ian
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Ground, Patrick
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Grylls, Michael
Gummer, Rt Hon John SelwynNicholson, David (Taunton)
Hamilton, Hon A. (Epsom)Nicholson, Miss E. (Devon W)
Hanley, JeremyOnslow, Rt Hon Cranley
Hannam, JohnPage, Richard
Hargreaves, A. (B'ham H'll Gr')Paice, James
Hargreaves, Ken (Hyndburn)Patnick, Irvine
Harris, DavidPatten, Chris (Bath)
Hawkins, ChristopherPatten, John (Oxford W)
Hayhoe, Rt Hon Sir BarneyPawsey, James
Hayward, RobertPeacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidPorter, Barry (Wirral S)
Heddle, JohnPorter, David (Waveney)
Hicks, Mrs Maureen (Wolv' NE)Portillo, Michael
Hicks, Robert (Cornwall SE)Powell, William (Corby)
Hill, JamesPrice, Sir David
Hind, KennethRaffan, Keith
Hogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)Raison, Rt Hon Timothy
Holt, RichardRathbone, Tim
Hordern, Sir PeterRedwood, John
Howard, MichaelRhodes James, Robert
Howarth, G. (Cannock & B'wd)Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Howell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)Riddick, Graham
Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk)Ridsdale, Sir Julian
Hughes, Robert G. (Harrow W)Rifkind, Rt Hon Malcolm
Hunt, David (Wirral W)Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Roe, Mrs Marion
Hunter, AndrewRost, Peter
Irvine, MichaelRowe, Andrew
Irving, CharlesRumbold, Mrs Angela
Jack, MichaelRyder, Richard
Janman, TimothySainsbury, Hon Tim
Jessel, TobySayeed, Jonathan
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Shaw, David (Dover)
Jones, Robert B (Herts W)Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Kellett-Bowman, Dame ElaineShaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Key, RobertShelton, William (Streatham)
Kilfedder, JamesShephard, Mrs G. (Norfolk SW)
King, Roger (B'ham N'thfield)Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Kirkhope, TimothyShersby, Michael
Knapman, RogerSims, Roger
Knight, Greg (Derby North)Skeet, Sir Trevor
Knight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston)Smith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
Knowles, MichaelSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Knox, DavidSpeed, Keith
Lang, IanSpeller, Tony
Latham, MichaelSquire, Robin
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkStanbrook, Ivor
Lester, Jim (Broxtowe)Steen, Anthony
Lilley, PeterStern, Michael
Lloyd, Sir Ian (Havant)Stevens, Lewis
Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)Stewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Luce, Rt Hon RichardStewart, Andrew (Sherwood)
McCrindle, RobertStokes, John
Macfarlane, Sir NeilStradling Thomas, Sir John
Maclean, DavidSumberg, David
McLoughlin, PatrickSummerson, Hugo
McNair-Wilson, M. (Newbury)Tapsell, Sir Peter
Madel, DavidTaylor, Ian (Esher)
Major, Rt Hon JohnTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Malins, HumfreyTaylor, Teddy (S'end E)
Mans, KeithTebbit, Rt Hon Norman
Maples, JohnTemple-Morris, Peter
Marshall, Michael (Arundel)Thompson, D. (Calder Valley)
Martin, David (Portsmouth S)Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Mills, IainThornton, Malcolm
Miscampbell, NormanThurnham, Peter
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling)Townend, John (Bridlington)
Mitchell, David (Hants NW)Tredinnick, David
Monro, Sir HectorTrippier, David
Montgomery, Sir FergusTrotter, Neville
Moore, Rt Hon JohnTwinn, Dr Ian
Morris, M (N'hampton S)Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Morrison, Hon Sir CharlesWaddington, Rt Hon David
Morrison, Hon P (Chester)Wakeham, Rt Hon John
Moss, MalcolmWaldegrave, Hon William
Neale, GerrardWalden, George
Neubert, MichaelWalker, Bill (T'side North)
Newton, Rt Hon TonyWaller, Gary
Nicholls, PatrickWardle, C. (Bexhill)
Warren, KennethWinterton, Nicholas
Watts, JohnWolfson, Mark
Wells, BowenWood, Timothy
Wheeler, JohnWoodcock, Mike
Whitney, RayYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Wiggin, JerryTellers for the Ayes:
Wilshire, DavidMr. David Lightbown and
Winterton, Mrs AnnMr. Alan Howarth.
NOES
Abbott, Ms DianeFlynn, Paul
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Foot, Rt Hon Michael
Anderson, DonaldFoster, Derek
Archer, Rt Hon PeterFoulkes, George
Armstrong, Ms HilaryFraser, John
Ashdown, PaddyFyfe, Mrs Maria
Ashley, Rt Hon JackGalbraith, Samuel
Ashton, JoeGalloway, George
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Garrett, John (Norwich South)
Barnes, Harry (Derbyshire NE)Garrett, Ted (Wallsend)
Barron, KevinGodman, Dr Norman A.
Battle, JohnGordon, Ms Mildred
Beckett, MargaretGraham, Thomas
Beith, A. J.Grant, Bernie (Tottenham)
Bell, StuartGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Benn, Rt Hon TonyGriffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Bennett, A. F. (D'nfn & Ffdish)Grocott, Bruce
Bermingham, GeraldHardy, Peter
Blair, TonyHarman, Ms Harriet
Blunkett, DavidHaynes, Frank
Boateng, PaulHealey, Rt Hon Denis
Boyes, RolandHeffer, Eric S.
Bradley, KeithHenderson, Douglas
Bray, Dr JeremyHinchliffe, David
Brown, Gordon (D'mline E)Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)
Brown, Nicholas (Newcastle E)Holland, Stuart
Brown, Ron (Edinburgh Leith)Home Robertson, John
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Hood, James
Buchan, NormanHowarth, George (Knowsley N)
Buckley, GeorgeHowells, Geraint
Callaghan, JimHughes, John (Coventry NE)
Campbell, Ron (Blyth Valley)Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Campbell-Savours, D. N.Hughes, Roy (Newport E)
Canavan, DennisHughes, Sean (Knowsley S)
Carlile, Alex (Mont'g)Hughes, Simon (Southwark)
Clark, Dr David (S Shields)Illsley, Eric
Clarke, Tom (Monklands W)Ingram, Adam
Clay, BobJohn, Brynmor
Clelland, DavidJones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Clwyd, Mrs AnnJones, leuan (Ynys M6n)
Cohen, HarryJones, Martyn (Clwyd S W)
Coleman, DonaldKennedy, Charles
Corbett, RobinLambie, David
Corbyn, JeremyLamond, James
Cousins, JimLeighton, Ron
Cox, TomLestor, Miss Joan (Eccles)
Crowther, StanLewis, Terry
Cryer, BobLitherland, Robert
Cummings, J.Livsey, Richard
Cunliffe, LawrenceLloyd, Tony (Stretford)
Cunningham, Dr JohnLofthouse, Geoffrey
Dalyell, TarnMcAllion, John
Darling, AlistairMcAvoy, Tom
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)McCartney, Ian
Davies, Ron (Caerphilly)McCrea, Rev William
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H'i)McCusker, Harold
Dewar, DonaldMacdonald, Calum
Dixon, DonMcFall, John
Dobson, FrankMcKay, Allen (Penistone)
Doran, FrankMcKelvey, William
Duffy, A. E. P.McLeish, Henry
Dunnachie, JamesMcTaggart, Bob
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs GwynethMadden, Max
Eastham, KenMahon, Mrs Alice
Ewing, Harry (Falkirk E)Marek, Dr John
Fearn, RonaldMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)
Fisher, MarkMartin, Michael (Springburn)
Flannery, MartinMartlew, Eric
Maxton, JohnPike, Peter
Meacher, MichaelPowell, Ray (Ogmore)
Meale, AlanPrescott, John
Michael, AlunPrimarolo, Ms Dawn
Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)Quin, Ms Joyce
Millan, Rt Hon BruceRadice, Giles
Mitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)Rees, Rt Hon Merlyn
Moonie, Dr LewisReid, John
Morgan, RhodriRichardson, Ms Jo
Morley, ElliottRoberts, Allan (Bootle)
Morris, Rt Hon A (W'shawe)Robertson, George
Morris, Rt Hon J (Aberavon)Robinson, Geoffrey
Mowlam, MarjorieRogers, Allan
Mullin, ChrisRooker, Jeff
Murphy, PaulRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
Nellist, DaveRoss, William (Londonderry E)
Oakes, Rt Hon GordonRowlands, Ted
O'Brien, WilliamRuddock, Ms Joan
O'Neill, MartinSalmond, Alex
Orme, Rt Hon StanleySedgemore, Brian
Parry, RobertSheerman, Barry
Patchett, TerrySheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Pendry, TomShore, Rt Hon Peter
Short, ClareWalley, Ms Joan
Skinner, DennisWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Smith, Andrew (Oxford E)Wareing, Robert N.
Smith, C. (Isl'ton & F'bury)Welsh, Andrew (Angus E)
Smith, Rt Hon J. (Monk'ds E)Welsh, Michael (Doncaster N)
Snape, PeterWigley, Dafydd
Soley, CliveWilliams, Rt Hon A. J.
Spearing, NigelWilliams, Alan W. (Carm'then)
Steel, Rt Hon DavidWilson, Brian
Steinberg, GeraldWinnick, David
Stott, RogerWise, Mrs Audrey
Strang, GavinWorthington, Anthony
Taylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)Wray, James
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)Young, David (Bolton SE)
Thompson, Jack (Wansbeck)
Turner, DennisTellers for the Noes:
Vaz, KeithMrs. Llin Golding and
Wall, PatMr. Frank Cook.
Wallace, James

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill read the Third time, and passed.