62. Petroleum Revenue Tax

– 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 reducing the rate of petroleum revenue tax to 50 per cent. and making other modifications of that tax.

The House divided: Ayes 304, Noes 40.

Division No. 197][10.28 pm
AYES
Adley, RobertBrown, M. (Brigg & Cl'thorpes)
Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey)Browning, Mrs. Angela
Aitken, JonathanBruce, Ian (S Dorset)
Alexander, RichardBurns, Simon
Allason, Rupert (Torbay)Burt, Alistair
Amess, DavidButterfill, John
Ancram, MichaelCarlisle, John (Luton North)
Arbuthnot, JamesCarlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Carrington, Matthew
Arnold, Sir Thomas (Hazel Grv)Carttiss, Michael
Ashby, DavidCash, William
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Churchill, Mr
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Valley)Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset North)Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ruclif)
Baldry, TonyClifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Banks, Matthew (Southport)Coe, Sebastian
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Colvin, Michael
Bates, MichaelCongdon, David
Batiste, SpencerConway, Derek
Beggs, RoyCoombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st)
Bellingham, HenryCoombs, Simon (Swindon)
Bendall, VivianCope, Rt Hon Sir John
Beresford, Sir PaulCouchman, James
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnCran, James
Blackburn, Dr John G.Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire)
Bonsor, Sir NicholasCurry, David (Skipton & Ripon)
Booth, HartleyDavis, David (Boothferry)
Boswell, TimDay, Stephen
Bottomley, Peter (Eltham)Deva, Nirj Joseph
Bottomley, Rt Hon VirginiaDevlin, Tim
Bowden, AndrewDickens, Geoffrey
Bowis, JohnDorrell, Stephen
Boyson, Rt Hon Sir RhodesDouglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Brandreth, GylesDover, Den
Brazier, JulianDuncan, Alan
Bright, GrahamDuncan-Smith, Iain
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterDunn, Bob
Durant, Sir AnthonyKirkhope, Timothy
Eggar, TimKnapman, Roger
Elletson, HaroldKnight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)
Emery, Rt Hon Sir PeterKnight, Greg (Derby N)
Evans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)Knight, Dame Jill (Bir'm E'st'n)
Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)Knox, David
Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)Kynoch, George (Kincardine)
Evans, Roger (Monmouth)Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Evennett, DavidLamont, Rt Hon Norman
Faber, DavidLang, Rt Hon Ian
Fabricant, MichaelLawrence, Sir Ivan
Fenner, Dame PeggyLegg, Barry
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)Leigh, Edward
Fishburn, DudleyLennox-Boyd, Mark
Forman, NigelLester, Jim (Broxtowe)
Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)Lidington, David
Forsythe, Clifford (Antrim S)Lightbown, David
Forth, EricLilley, Rt Hon Peter
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanLloyd, Peter (Fareham)
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)Lord, Michael
Fox, Sir Marcus (Shipley)Luff, Peter
Freeman, RogerLyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
French, DouglasMacGregor, Rt Hon John
Fry, PeterMacKay, Andrew
Gale, RogerMcLoughlin, Patrick
Gallie, PhilMcNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Gardiner, Sir GeorgeMaginnis, Ken
Garel-Jones, Rt Hon TristanMaitland, Lady Olga
Garnier, EdwardMajor, Rt Hon John
Gill, ChristopherMalone, Gerald
Gillan, CherylMans, Keith
Goodlad, Rt Hon AlastairMarland, Paul
Goodson-Wickes, Dr CharlesMarshall, John (Hendon S)
Gorman, Mrs TeresaMarshall, Sir Michael (Arundel)
Gorst, JohnMartin, David (Portsmouth S)
Grant, Sir Anthony (Cambs SW)Mates, Michael
Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)Mawhinney, Dr Brian
Greenway, John (Ryedale)Mellor, Rt Hon David
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth, N)Merchant, Piers
Grylls, Sir MichaelMilligan, Stephen
Gummer, Rt Hon John SelwynMills, Iain
Hague, WilliamMitchell, Sir David (Hants NW)
Hamilton, Rt Hon Archie (Epsom)Moate, Sir Roger
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Molyneaux, Rt Hon James
Hampson, Dr KeithMonro, Sir Hector
Hanley, JeremyMontgomery, Sir Fergus
Hannam, Sir JohnMoss, Malcolm
Hargreaves, AndrewNeedham, Richard
Hawkins, NickNelson, Anthony
Hawksley, WarrenNewton, Rt Hon Tony
Hayes, JerryNicholls, Patrick
Heald, OliverNicholson, David (Taunton)
Heath, Rt Hon Sir EdwardNicholson, Emma (Devon West)
Heathcoat-Amory, DavidNorris, Steve
Hendry, CharlesOnslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelOppenheim, Phillip
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir Terence L.Ottaway, Richard
Hill, James (Southampton Test)Page, Richard
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham)Paice, James
Horam, JohnPatnick, Irvine
Hordern, Rt Hon Sir PeterPatten, Rt Hon John
Howarth, Alan (Strat'rd-on-A)Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Howell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)Pawsey, James
Hughes Robert G. (Harrow W)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Hunt, Rt Hon David (Wirral W)Pickles, Eric
Hunt, Sir John (Ravensbourne)Porter, David (Waveney)
Hunter, AndrewPortillo, Rt Hon Michael
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasPowell, William (Corby)
Jack, MichaelRathbone, Tim
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Redwood, John
Jenkin, BernardRenton, Rt Hon Tim
Jessel, TobyRichards, Rod
Johnson Smith, Sir GeoffreyRiddick, Graham
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Robathan, Andrew
Jones, Robert B. (W Hertfdshr)Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelRobertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)
Kellett-Bowman, Dame ElaineRobinson, Mark (Somerton)
Key, RobertRoss, William (E Londonderry)
Kilfedder, Sir JamesRowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)
King, Rt Hon TomRumbold, Rt Hon Dame Angela
Ryder, Rt Hon RichardThornton, Sir Malcolm
Sackville, TomThurnham, Peter
Sainsbury, Rt Hon TimTownend, John (Bridlington)
Shaw, David (Dover)Townsend, Cyril D. (Bexl'yh'th)
Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)Tracey, Richard
Shephard, Rt Hon GillianTredinnick, David
Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)Trimble, David
Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)Trotter, Neville
Skeet, Sir TrevorTwinn, Dr Ian
Smith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)Viggers, Peter
Soames, NicholasWaldegrave, Rt Hon William
Speed, Sir KeithWalden, George
Spencer, Sir DerekWalker, Bill (N Tayside)
Spicer, Sir James (W Dorset)Waller, Gary
Spicer, Michael (S Worcs)Ward, John
Spink, Dr RobertWardle, Charles (Bexhill)
Spring, RichardWaterson, Nigel
Sproat, IainWatts, John
Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)Wells, Bowen
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir JohnWheeler, Rt Hon Sir John
Steen, AnthonyWhitney, Ray
Stephen, MichaelWhittingdale, John
Stern, MichaelWiddecombe, Ann
Stewart, AllanWiggin, Sir Jerry
Streeter, GaryWilkinson, John
Sumberg, DavidWilletts, David
Sweeney, WalterWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Sykes, JohnWinterton, Nicholas (Macc'f'ld)
Tapsell, Sir PeterWolfson, Mark
Taylor, Ian (Esher)Wood, Timothy
Taylor, John M. (Solihull)Yeo, Tim
Taylor, Sir Teddy (Southend, E)Young, Sir George (Acton)
Temple-Morris, Peter
Thomason, RoyTellers for the Ayes:
Thompson, Sir Donald (C'er V)Mr. Sydney Chapman and
Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)Mr. Andrew Mitchell.
NOES
Abbott, Ms DianeLlwyd, Elfyn
Alton, DavidLoyden, Eddie
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyLynne, Ms Liz
Barnes, HarryMcCrea, Rev William
Betts, CliveMaclennan, Robert
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Madden, Max
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Marshall, David (Shettleston)
Canavan, DennisMartin, Michael J. (Springburn)
Carlile, Alexander (Montgomry)Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll Bute)
Connarty, MichaelParry, Robert
Corbyn, JeremyRaynsford, Nick
Cryer, BobRobinson, Peter (Belfast E)
Dafis, CynogRooker, Jeff
Foster, Don (Bath)Salmond, Alex
Godman, Dr Norman A.Skinner, Dennis
Harvey, NickTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Hogg, Norman (Cumbernauld)Tyler, Paul
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Wallace, James
Johnston, Sir Russell
Jones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)Tellers for the Noes:
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)Mr. Archy Kirkwood and
Kennedy, Charles (Ross,C&S)Mr. Andrew Welsh.

Question accordingly agreed to.