21. Value Added Tax (Fuel and Power)

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 22nd March 1993.

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Motion made, and Question put:That provision may be made—

  1. (a) for supplies falling within Group 7 of Schedule 5 to the Value Added Tax Act 1983 to cease to be zero-rated, and
  2. (b) as to the rates at which tax is to be charged on those supplies and on the equivalent acquisitions and importations.

The House divided: Ayes 303, Noes 278.

Division No. 196][10.15 pm
AYES
Adley, RobertButcher, John
Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey)Butterfill, John
Aitken, JonathanCarlisle, John (Luton North)
Alexander, RichardCarlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)
Allason, Rupert (Torbay)Carrington, Matthew
Amess, DavidCarttiss, Michael
Ancram, MichaelCash, William
Arbuthnot, JamesChurchill, Mr
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)
Arnold, Sir Thomas (Hazel Grv)Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ruclif)
Ashby, DavidClifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Atkins, RobertCoe, Sebastian
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Colvin, Michael
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Valley)Congdon, David
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset North)Conway, Derek
Baldry, TonyCoombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st)
Banks, Matthew (Southport)Coombs, Simon (Swindon)
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Cope, Rt Hon Sir John
Bates, MichaelCormack, Patrick
Batiste, SpencerCouchman, James
Bellingham, HenryCran, James
Bendall, VivianCurrie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire)
Beresford, Sir PaulCurry, David (Skipton & Ripon)
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnDavis, David (Boothferry)
Blackburn, Dr John G.Day, Stephen
Bonsor, Sir NicholasDeva, Nirj Joseph
Booth, HartleyDevlin, Tim
Boswell, TimDickens, Geoffrey
Bottomley, Peter (Eltham)Dorrell, Stephen
Bottomley, Rt Hon VirginiaDouglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Bowden, AndrewDover, Den
Bowis, JohnDuncan, Alan
Boyson, Rt Hon Sir RhodesDuncan-Smith, Iain
Brandreth, GylesDunn, Bob
Brazier, JulianDurant, Sir Anthony
Bright, GrahamEggar, Tim
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterElletson, Harold
Brown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thorpes)Emery, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Browning, Mrs. AngelaEvans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)
Budgen, NicholasEvans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)
Burns, SimonEvans, Roger (Monmouth)
Burt, AlistairEvennett, David
Faber, DavidLegg, Barry
Fabricant, MichaelLeigh, Edward
Fenner, Dame PeggyLennox-Boyd, Mark
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)Lester, Jim (Broxtowe)
Fishburn, DudleyLidington, David
Forman, NigelLightbown, David
Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Forth, EricLloyd, Peter (Fareham)
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanLord, Michael
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)Luff, Peter
Fox, Sir Marcus (Shipley)Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Freeman, RogerMacGregor, Rt Hon John
French, DouglasMacKay, Andrew
Fry, PeterMcLoughlin, Patrick
Gale, RogerMcNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Gallie, PhilMaitland, Lady Olga
Gardiner, Sir GeorgeMajor, Rt Hon John
Garel-Jones, Rt Hon TristanMalone, Gerald
Garnier, EdwardMans, Keith
Gill, ChristopherMarland, Paul
Gillan, CherylMarshall, John (Hendon S)
Goodlad, Rt Hon AlastairMarshall, Sir Michael (Arundel)
Goodson-Wickes, Dr CharlesMartin, David (Portsmouth S)
Gorman, Mrs TeresaMates, Michael
Gorst, JohnMawhinney, Dr Brian
Grant, Sir Anthony (Cambs SW)Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir Patrick
Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)Mellor, Rt Hon David
Greenway, John (Ryedale)Merchant, Piers
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth, N)Milligan, Stephen
Grylls, Sir MichaelMills, Iain
Gummer, Rt Hon John SelwynMitchell, Sir David (Hants NW)
Hague, WilliamMoate, Sir Roger
Hamilton, Rt Hon Archie (Epsom)Monro, Sir Hector
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Hampson, Dr KeithMoss, Malcolm
Hanley, JeremyNeedham, Richard
Hannam, Sir JohnNelson, Anthony
Hargreaves, AndrewNewton, Rt Hon Tony
Hawkins, NickNicholls, Patrick
Hawksley, WarrenNicholson, David (Taunton)
Hayes, JerryNicholson, Emma (Devon West)
Heald, OliverNorris, Steve
Heath, Rt Hon Sir EdwardOnslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidOppenheim, Phillip
Hendry, CharlesOttaway, Richard
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelPage, Richard
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir Terence L.Paice, James
Hill, James (Southampton Test)Patnick, Irvine
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham)Patten, Rt Hon John
Horam, JohnPattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Hordern, Rt Hon Sir PeterPawsey, James
Howarth, Alan (Strat'rd-on-A)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Howell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)Pickles, Eric
Hughes Robert G. (Harrow W)Porter, Barry (Wirral S)
Hunt, Rt Hon David (Wirral W)Porter, David (Waveney)
Hunt, Sir John (Ravensbourne)Portillo, Rt Hon Michael
Hunter, AndrewRathbone, Tim
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasRedwood, John
Jack, MichaelRenton, Rt Hon Tim
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Richards, Rod
Jenkin, BernardRiddick, Graham
Jessel, TobyRobathan, Andrew
Johnson Smith, Sir GeoffreyRoberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Robertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)
Jones, Robert B. (W Hertfdshr)Robinson, Mark (Somerton)
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelRowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)
Kellett-Bowman, Dame ElaineRumbold, Rt Hon Dame Angela
Key, RobertRyder, Rt Hon Richard
King, Rt Hon TomSackville, Tom
Kirkhope, TimothySainsbury, Rt Hon Tim
Knapman, RogerScott, Rt Hon Nicholas
Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)Shaw, David (Dover)
Knight, Greg (Derby N)Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Knight, Dame Jill (Bir'm E'st'n)Shephard, Rt Hon Gillian
Knox, DavidShepherd, Colin (Hereford)
Kynoch, George (Kincardine)Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Lait, Mrs JacquiSkeet, Sir Trevor
Lamont, Rt Hon NormanSmith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
Lang, Rt Hon IanSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Lawrence, Sir IvanSoames, Nicholas
Speed, Sir KeithTredinnick, David
Spencer, Sir DerekTrotter, Neville
Spicer, Sir James (W Dorset)Twinn, Dr Ian
Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Spink, Dr RobertViggers, Peter
Spring, RichardWaldegrave, Rt Hon William
Sproat, IainWalden, George
Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)Walker, Bill (N Tayside)
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir JohnWaller, Gary
Steen, AnthonyWard, John
Stephen, MichaelWardle, Charles (Bexhill)
Stern, MichaelWaterson, Nigel
Stewart, AllanWatts, John
Streeter, GaryWells, Bowen
Sumberg, DavidWheeler, Rt Hon Sir John
Sweeney, WalterWhitney, Ray
Sykes, JohnWhittingdale, John
Tapsell, Sir PeterWiddecombe, Ann
Taylor, Ian (Esher)Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Taylor, John M. (Solihull)Wilkinson, John
Taylor, Sir Teddy (Southend, E)Willetts, David
Temple-Morris, PeterWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Thomason, RoyWolfson, Mark
Thompson, Sir Donald (C'er V)Wood, Timothy
Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)Yeo, Tim
Thornton, Sir MalcolmYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Thurnham, Peter
Townend, John (Bridlington)Tellers for the Ayes:
Townsend, Cyril D. (Bexl'yh'th)Mr. Sydney Chapman and
Tracey, RichardMr Andrew Mitchell.
NOES
Abbott, Ms DianeClarke, Tom (Monklands W)
Adams, Mrs IreneClelland, David
Ainger, NickClwyd, Mrs Ann
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Cohen, Harry
Allen, GrahamConnarty, Michael
Alton, DavidCook, Frank (Stockton N)
Anderson, Donald (Swansea E)Cook, Robin (Livingston)
Anderson, Ms Janet (Ros'dale)Corbett, Robin
Armstrong, HilaryCorbyn, Jeremy
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyCorston, Ms Jean
Ashton, JoeCousins, Jim
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Cryer, Bob
Barnes, HarryCummings, John
Barron, KevinCunliffe, Lawrence
Battle, JohnCunningham, Jim (Covy SE)
Bayley, HughCunningham, Rt Hon Dr John
Beckett, Rt Hon MargaretDafis, Cynog
Beggs, RoyDalyell, Tam
Bell, StuartDarling, Alistair
Benn, Rt Hon TonyDavidson, Ian
Bennett, Andrew F.Davies, Bryan (Oldham C'tral)
Benton, JoeDavies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Bermingham, GeraldDavies, Ron (Caerphilly)
Berry, Dr. RogerDavis, Terry (B'ham, H'dge H'l)
Betts, CliveDenham, John
Blair, TonyDewar, Donald
Blunkett, DavidDixon, Don
Boateng, PaulDobson, Frank
Boyes, RolandDonohoe, Brian H.
Bradley, KeithDowd, Jim
Bray, Dr JeremyEagle, Ma Angela
Brown, Gordon (Dunfermline E)Eastham, Ken
Brown, N. (N'c'tle upon Tyne E)Etherington, Bill
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Evans, John (St Helens N)
Burden, RichardFatchett, Derek
Byers, StephenField, Frank (Birkenhead)
Caborn, RichardFisher, Mark
Callaghan, JimFlynn, Paul
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Forsythe, Clifford (Antrim S)
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Foster, Rt Hon Derek
Campbell-Savours, D. N.Foster, Don (Bath)
Canavan, DennisFoulkes, George
Cann, JamieFraser, John
Carlile, Alexander (Montgomry)Fyfe, Maria
Chisholm, MalcolmGalbraith, Sam
Clapham, MichaelGalloway, George
Clark, Dr David (South Shields)Gapes, Mike
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)Garrett, John
George, BruceMadden, Max
Gerrard, NeilMaginnis, Ken
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnMahon, Alice
Godman, Dr Norman A.Mandelson, Peter
Godsiff, RogerMarek, Dr John
Golding, Mrs LlinMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Gordon, MildredMarshall, Jim (Leicester, S)
Gould, BryanMartin, Michael J. (Springburn)
Grant, Bernie (Tottenham)Martlew, Eric
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)Maxton, John
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)Meacher, Michael
Grocott, BruceMichael, Alun
Gunnell, JohnMichie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)
Hain, PeterMichie, Mrs Ray (Argyll Bute)
Hall, MikeMilburn, Alan
Hanson, DavidMiller, Andrew
Hardy, PeterMitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)
Harman, Ms HarrietMolyneaux, Rt Hon James
Harvey, NickMoonie, Dr Lewis
Hattersley, Rt Hon RoyMorgan, Rhodri
Henderson, DougMorley, Elliot
Heppell, JohnMorris, Rt Hon A. (Wy'nshawe)
Hill, Keith (Streatham)Morris, Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Hinchliffe, DavidMorris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)
Hoey, KateMowlam, Marjorie
Hogg, Norman (Cumbernauld)Mudie, George
Home Robertson, JohnMullin, Chris
Hoon, GeoffreyMurphy, Paul
Howarth, George (Knowsley N)Oakes, Rt Hon Gordon
Howells, Dr. Kim (Pontypridd)O'Brien, William (Normanton)
Hoyle, DougO'Hara, Edward
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)Olner, William
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)O'Neill, Martin
Hughes, Roy (Newport E)Orme, Rt Hon Stanley
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Parry, Robert
Hume, JohnPendry, Tom
Hutton, JohnPickthall, Colin
Illsley, EricPike, Peter L.
Ingram, AdamPope, Greg
Jackson, Glenda (H'stead)Powell, Ray (Ogmore)
Jackson, Helen (Shef'ld, H)Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lew'm E)
Jamieson, DavidPrentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Janner, GrevillePrescott, John
Johnston, Sir RussellPrimarolo, Dawn
Jones, Barry (Alyn and D'side)Purchase, Ken
Jones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Mßn)Quin, Ms Joyce
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)Radice, Giles
Jones, Lynne (B'ham S O)Randall, Stuart
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd, SW)Raynsford, Nick
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)Redmond, Martin
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldReid, Dr John
Keen, AlanRobertson, George (Hamilton)
Kennedy, Charles (Ross,C&S)Robinson, Peter (Belfast E)
Kennedy, Jane (Lpool Brdgn)Roche, Mrs. Barbara
Khabra, Piara S.Rogers, Allan
Kilfedder, Sir JamesRooker, Jeff
Kinnock, Rt Hon Neil (Islwyn)Rooney, Terry
Kirkwood, ArchyRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
Leighton, RonRoss, William (E Londonderry)
Lestor, Joan (Eccles)Rowlands, Ted
Lewis, TerryRuddock, Joan
Litherland, RobertSalmond, Alex
Livingstone, KenSedgemore, Brian
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)Sheerman, Barry
Llwyd, ElfynSheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Loyden, EddieShore, Rt Hon Peter
Lynne, Ms LizShort, Clare
McAllion, JohnSimpson, Alan
McAvoy, ThomasSkinner, Dennis
McCartney, IanSmith, Andrew (Oxford E)
McCrea, Rev WilliamSmith, C. (Isl'ton S & F'sbury)
Macdonald, CalumSmith, Rt Hon John (M'kl'ds E)
McFall, JohnSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
McKelvey, WilliamSnape, Peter
Mackinlay, AndrewSoley, Clive
McLeish, HenrySteinberg, Gerry
Maclennan, RobertStevenson, George
McMaster, GordonStott, Roger
McNamara, KevinStrang, Dr. Gavin
McWilliam, JohnStraw, Jack
Taylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)Welsh, Andrew
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)Wicks, Malcolm
Thompson, Jack (Wansbeck)Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Sw'n W)
Trimble, DavidWilliams, Alan W (Carmarthen)
Turner, DennisWilson, Brian
Tyler, PaulWinnick, David
Vaz, KeithWorthington, Tony
Walker, Rt Hon Sir HaroldWray, Jimmy
Wallace, JamesWright, Dr Tony
Walley, Joan
Wardell, Gareth (Gower)Tellers for the Noes:
Wareing, Robert NMr. Alan Meale and
Watson, MikeMr. Peter Kilfoyle.

Question accordingly agreed to.