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Clause 39 – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 21st April 1988.

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Amendment proposed: No. 156, in Page 46, leave out lines 34 to 41 and insert—
'86(1) The Secretary of State shall—

  1. (a) determine in relation to each charging and precepting authority notional expenditure assessments having regard to their functions and needs in accordance with principles to be applied to all authorities, and
  2. (b) make a report containing the basis on which he proposes to distribute among receiving authorities those amounts of revenue support grant which fall to be paid to such authorities under this Part, being a basis which has regard to the notional expenditure assessment determined under subsection (1)(a) above.

(2) Before determining the notional expenditure assessment or making the report under subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned and with any local authority with whom consultation appears to him to be desirable.
(3) This report shall be laid before the House of Commons and shall specify the principles on which the notional expenditure assessments and basis of distribution are determined'.—[Mr. Rooker.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 209, Noes 328.

Division No. 272][10.00 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBoyes, Roland
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Bradley, Keith
Anderson, DonaldBray, Dr Jeremy
Archer, Rt Hon PeterBrown, Gordon (D'mline E)
Armstrong, HilaryBrown, Nicholas (Newcastle E)
Ashley, Rt Hon JackBuchan, Norman
Ashton, JoeBuckley, George J.
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Callaghan, Jim
Barnes, Harry (Derbyshire NE)Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)
Barron, KevinCampbell, Ron (Blyth Valley)
Battle, JohnCampbell-Savours, D. N.
Beckett, MargaretCanavan, Dennis
Beith, A. J.Carlile, Alex (Mont'g)
Bell, StuartCartwright, John
Benn, Rt Hon TonyClark, Dr David (S Shields)
Bennett, A. F. (D'nt'n & R'dish)Clarke, Tom (Monklands W)
Bermingham, GeraldClay, Bob
Bidwell, SydneyClelland, David
Boateng, PaulClwyd, Mrs Ann
Cohen, HarryLitherland, Robert
Coleman, DonaldLivingstone, Ken
Cook, Robin (Livingston)Livsey, Richard
Corbett, RobinLofthouse, Geoffrey
Corbyn, JeremyLoyden, Eddie
Cousins, JimMcAllion, John
Cox, TomMcAvoy, Thomas
Crowther, StanMcCartney, Ian
Cryer, BobMcFall, John
Cummings, JohnMcKay, Allen (Barnsley West)
Cunliffe, LawrenceMcKelvey, William
Cunningham, Dr JohnMcLeish, Henry
Dalyell, TamMcNamara, Kevin
Darling, AlistairMcTaggart, Bob
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)McWilliam, John
Davies, Ron (Caerphilly)Madden, Max
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H'l)Mahon, Mrs Alice
Dixon, DonMarek, Dr John
Dobson, FrankMartin, Michael J. (Springburn)
Doran, FrankMartlew, Eric
Douglas, DickMaxton, John
Duffy, A. E. P.Michael, Alun
Dunnachie, JimmyMichie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)
Dunwoody, Hon Mrs GwynethMichie, Mrs Ray (Arg'l & Bute)
Eadie, AlexanderMillan, Rt Hon Bruce
Eastham, KenMitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)
Evans, John (St Helens N)Moonie, Dr Lewis
Ewing, Harry (Falkirk E)Morgan, Rhodri
Ewing, Mrs Margaret (Moray)Morley, Elliott
Fatchett, DerekMorris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)
Field, Frank (Birkenhead)Mowlam, Marjorie
Fields, Terry (L'pool B G'n)Mullin, Chris
Fisher, MarkMurphy, Paul
Flannery, MartinNellist, Dave
Flynn, PaulOakes, Rt Hon Gordon
Foot, Rt Hon MichaelO'Brien, William
Foster, DerekO'Neill, Martin
Fraser, JohnOrme, Rt Hon Stanley
Fyfe, MariaParry, Robert
Garrett, John (Norwich South)Patchett, Terry
Garrett, Ted (Wallsend)Pendry, Tom
George, BrucePike, Peter L.
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnPowell, Ray (Ogmore)
Godman, Dr Norman A.Prescott, John
Golding, Mrs LlinPrimarolo, Dawn
Gordon, MildredQuin, Ms Joyce
Gould, BryanRandall, Stuart
Graham, ThomasRedmond, Martin
Grant, Bernie (Tottenham)Rees, Rt Hon Merlyn
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)Reid, Dr John
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)Richardson, Jo
Grocott, BruceRoberts, Allan (Bootle)
Hardy, PeterRobertson, George
Harman, Ms HarrietRobinson, Geoffrey
Hattersley, Rt Hon RoyRogers, Allan
Heffer, Eric S.Rooker, Jeff
Henderson, DougRowlands, Ted
Hinchliffe, DavidRuddock, Joan
Hogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)Salmond, Alex
Holland, StuartSedgemore, Brian
Hood, JimmySheerman, Barry
Howarth, George (Knowsley N)Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Howell, Rt Hon D. (S'heath)Shore, Rt Hon Peter
Howells, GeraintShort, Clare
Hoyle, DougSkinner, Dennis
Hughes, John (Coventry NE)Smith, Andrew (Oxford E)
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)Snape, Peter
Hughes, Roy (Newport E)Soley, Clive
Hughes, Sean (Knowsley S)Spearing, Nigel
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Steel, Rt Hon David
Illsley, EricSteinberg, Gerry
Janner, GrevilleStott, Roger
John, BrynmorStrang, Gavin
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S W)Straw, Jack
Kirkwood, ArchyTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Lambie, DavidThompson, Jack (Wansbeck)
Lamond, JamesTurner, Dennis
Leighton, RonVaz, Keith
Lestor, Joan (Eccles)Wall, Pat
Lewis, TerryWallace, James
NOES
Aitken, JonathanCran, James
Alexander, RichardCurrie, Mrs Edwina
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelCurry, David
Allason, RupertDavies, Q. (Stamf'd & Spald'g)
Amery, Rt Hon JulianDavis, David (Boothferry)
Amess, DavidDay, Stephen
Amos, AlanDevlin, Tim
Arbuthnot, JamesDickens, Geoffrey
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Dicks, Terry
Arnold, Tom (Hazel Grove)Dorrell, Stephen
Ashby, DavidDouglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Aspinwall, JackDover, Den
Atkins, RobertDunn, Bob
Atkinson, DavidDurant, Tony
Baker, Rt Hon K (Mole Valley)Eggar, Tim
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset N)Emery, Sir Peter
Baldry, TonyEvans, David (Welwyn Hatf'd)
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Evennett, David
Batiste, SpencerFallon, Michael
Bellingham, HenryFarr, Sir John
Bendall, VivianFavell, Tony
Bennett, Nicholas (Pembroke)Fenner, Dame Peggy
Bevan, David GilroyField, Barry (Isle of Wight)
Bilfen, Rt Hon JohnFinsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnFookes, Miss Janet
Blackburn, Dr John G.Forman, Nigel
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterForsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Body, Sir RichardForth, Eric
Bonsor, Sir NicholasFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Boswell, TimFox, Sir Marcus
Bottomley, PeterFranks, Cecil
Bottomley, Mrs VirginiaFreeman, Roger
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)French, Douglas
Bowis, JohnFry, Peter
Boyson, Rt Hon Dr Sir RhodesGale, Roger
Braine, Rt Hon Sir BernardGardiner, George
Brandon-Bravo, MartinGill, Christopher
Brazier, JulianGoodlad, Alastair
Bright, GrahamGoodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterGorman, Mrs Teresa
Brown, Michael (Brigg & Cl't's)Gorst, John
Browne, John (Winchester)Gow, Ian
Bruce, Ian (Dorset South)Gower, Sir Raymond
Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon AlickGrant, Sir Anthony (CambsSW)
Buck, Sir AntonyGreenway, Harry (Ealing N)
Burns, SimonGreenway, John (Ryedale)
Burt, AlistairGregory, Conal
Butcher, JohnGriffiths, Sir Eldon (Bury St E')
Butler, ChrisGriffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)
Butterfill, JohnGrist, Ian
Carlisle, John, (Luton N)Ground, Patrick
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Grylls, Michael
Carrington, MatthewGummer, Rt Hon John Selwyn
Carttiss, MichaelHamilton, Hon Archie (Epsom)
Cash, WilliamHamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Chalker, Rt Hon Mrs LyndaHampson, Dr Keith
Channon, Rt Hon PaulHanley, Jeremy
Chapman, SydneyHannam, John
Chope, ChristopherHargreaves, A. (B'ham H'll Gr')
Churchill, MrHarris, David
Clark, Hon Alan (Plym'th S'n)Hawkins, Christopher
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Hayes, Jerry
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Heathcoat-Amory, David
Clarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)Heddle, John
Colvin, MichaelHicks, Mrs Maureen (Wolv' NE)
Conway, DerekHiggins, Rt Hon Terence L.
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F'rest)Hill, James
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Hind, Kenneth
Cope, JohnHogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)
Couchman, JamesHolt, Richard
Hordern, Sir PeterNicholson, David (Taunton)
Howard, MichaelNicholson, Emma (Devon West)
Howarth, Alan (Strat'd-on-A)Onslow, Rt Hon Cranley
Howarth, G. (Cannock & B'wd)Oppenheim, Phillip
Hughes, Robert G. (Harrow W)Page, Richard
Hunt, David (Wirral W)Paice, James
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Parkinson, Rt Hon Cecil
Hunter, AndrewPatnick, Irvine
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasPatten, Chris (Bath)
Irvine, MichaelPatten, John (Oxford W)
Irving, CharlesPattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Jack, MichaelPawsey, James
Jackson, RobertPeacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Janman, TimPorter, Barry (Wirral S)
Jessel, TobyPorter, David (Waveney)
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Portillo, Michael
Jones, Robert B (Herts W)Powell, William (Corby)
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelPrice, Sir David
Kellett-Bowman, Dame ElaineRaffan, Keith
Key, RobertRaison, Rt Hon Timothy
King, Roger (B'ham N'thfield)Rathbone, Tim
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)Redwood, John
Kirkhope, TimothyRenton, Tim
Knapman, RogerRhodes James, Robert
Knight, Greg (Derby North)Riddick, Graham
Knight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston)Ridley, Rt Hon Nicholas
Knowles, MichaelRidsdale, Sir Julian
Lamont, Rt Hon NormanRoberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Lang, IanRoe, Mrs Marion
Latham, MichaelRossi, Sir Hugh
Lawrence, IvanRost, Peter
Lawson, Rt Hon NigelRowe, Andrew
Lee, John (Pendle)Rumbold, Mrs Angela
Leigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)Ryder, Richard
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkSackville, Hon Tom
Lightbown, DavidSainsbury, Hon Tim
Lilley, PeterSayeed, Jonathan
Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)Scott, Nicholas
Lord, MichaelShaw, David (Dover)
Luce, Rt Hon RichardShaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Lyell, Sir NicholasShelton, William (Streatham)
McCrindle, RobertShephard, Mrs G. (Norfolk SW)
Macfarlane, Sir NeilShepherd, Colin (Hereford)
MacGregor, Rt Hon JohnShepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
MacKay, Andrew (E Berkshire)Shersby, Michael
Maclean, DavidSims, Roger
McLoughlin, PatrickSkeet, Sir Trevor
McNair-Wilson, P. (New Forest)Smith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
Major, Rt Hon JohnSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Mans, KeithSoames, Hon Nicholas
Maples, JohnSpeed, Keith
Marland, PaulSpeller, Tony
Marlow, TonySpicer, Sir Jim (Dorset W)
Marshall, John (Hendon S)Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)
Marshall, Michael (Arundel)Squire, Robin
Martin, David (Portsmouth S)Stanbrook, Ivor
Mates, MichaelStanley, Rt Hon John
Maude, Hon FrancisSteen, Anthony
Mawhinney, Dr BrianStern, Michael
Maxwell-Hyslop, RobinStevens, Lewis
Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir PatrickStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Mellor, DavidStewart, Andy (Sherwood)
Miller, HalStewart, Ian (Hertfordshire N)
Mills, lainStokes, John
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling)Stradling Thomas, Sir John
Mitchell, David (Hants NW)Sumberg, David
Moate, RogerSummerson, Hugo
Monro, Sir HectorTapsell, Sir Peter
Montgomery, Sir FergusTaylor, Ian (Esher)
Moore, Rt Hon JohnTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Morris, M (N'hampton S)Taylor, Teddy (S'end E)
Morrison, Hon P (Chester)Tebbit, Rt Hon Norman
Moss, MalcolmThompson, D. (Calder Valley)
Moynihan, Hon ColinThompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Neale, GerrardThorne, Neil
Needham, RichardThornton, Malcolm
Nelson, AnthonyThurnham, Peter
Neubert, MichaelTownend, John (Bridlington)
Newton, Rt Hon TonyTownsend, Cyril D. (B'heath)
Nicholls, PatrickTracey, Richard
Walley, JoanWorthington, Tony
Welsh, Andrew (Angus E)Young, David (Bolton SE)
Welsh, Michael (Doncaster N)Young, Sir George (Acton)
Wigley, Dafydd
Williams, Rt Hon AlanTellers for the Ayes:
Williams, Alan W. (Carm'then)Mr. Frank Haynes and
Wilson, BrianMr. Frank Cook.
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Tredinnck, DavidWells, Bowen
Trippier, DavidWheeler, John
Trotter, NevilleWhitney, Ray
Twinn, Dr IanWiddecombe, Ann
Vaughan, Sir GerardWilkinson, John
Waddington, Rt Hon DavidWilshire, David
Waldegrave, Hon WilliamWinterton, Mrs Ann
Walden, GeorgeWolfson, Mark
Walker, Bill (T'side North)Wood, Timothy
Walker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)Woodcock, Mike
Waller, GaryYeo, Tim
Walters, DennisYounger, Rt Hon George
Ward, John
Wardle, Charles (Bexhill)Tellers for the Noes:
Warren, KennethMr. Robert Boscawen and
Watts, JohnMr. Tristan Garel-Jones.

Question accordingly negatived.
It being after Ten o'clock, MR. SPEAKER proceeded, pursuant to the Orders [22 February and 13 April] and the Resolution [18 April] to put forthwith the Question on amendments moved by a member of the Government, of which notice had been given, to the end of clause 103.