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Compensation for Clubs and Associations

Firearms (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 18th February 1997.

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(".—(1) The Secretary of State shall, in accordance with a scheme made by him, make payments to persons who on 16th October 1996 were operating a target shooting club or association which as a result of the provisions of this Act will be unable to continue to operate.

(2) A scheme under subsection (1) above shall provide payments in respect of loss incurred by persons who have responsibility for any debt, mortgage, lease or other liability in connection with the club or association.")

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment.—[Mr. McLoughlin.]

Question put:

The House divided: Ayes 305,Noes 145.

Division No. 80][7.43 pm
Ayes
Adams, Mrs IreneCurrie, Mrs Edwina
Ainger, NickCurry, Rt Hon David
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Darling, Alistair
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Davidson, Ian
Alison, Rt Hon Michael (Selby)Davis, Rt Hon David (Boothferry)
Amess, DavidDay, Stephen
Anderson, Ms Janet (Ros'dale)Deva, Nirj Joseph
Arbuthnot, JamesDewar, Rt Hon Donald
Armstrong, Ms HilaryDonohoe, Brian H
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Douglas-Hamilton, Rt Hon Lord James
Ashby, David
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E)Dowd, Jim
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Duncan, Alan
Baker, Rt Hon Kenneth (Mole V)Dunn, Bob
Baldry, TonyEagle, Ms Angela
Banks, Matthew (Southport)Elletson, Harold
Barron, KevinEmery, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Bates, MichaelEnnis, Jeff
Bayley, HughEvans, Jonathan (Brecon)
Beresford, Sir PaulEvans, Nigel (Ribble V)
Berry, RogerEvans, Roger (Monmouth)
Betts, CliveEvennett, David
Boateng, PaulFaber, David
Bonsor, Sir NicholasFabricant, Michael
Booth, HartleyFaulds, Andrew
Boswell, TimFenner, Dame Peggy
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaFlynn, Paul
Bowis, JohnForsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling)
Bradley, KeithForth, Rt Hon Eric
Brandreth, GylesFoulkes, George
Bray, Dr JeremyFowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Brazier, JulianFox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)
Bright, Sir GrahamFox, Rt Hon Sir Marcus (Shipley)
Brown, Michael (Brigg Cl'thorpes)Freeman, Rt Hon Roger
Brown, Nicholas (Newcastle E)French, Douglas
Browning, Mrs AngelaFyfe, Mrs Maria
Burns, SimonGarnier, Edward
Butler, PeterGeorge, Bruce
Byers, StephenGerrard, Neil
Callaghan, JimGillan, Mrs Cheryl
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Godman, Dr Norman A
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Golding, Mrs Llin
Canavan, DennisGoodlad, Rt Hon Alastair
Carlisle, Sir Kenneth (Linc'n)Gordon, Ms Mildred
Channon, Rt Hon PaulGraham, Thomas
Chisholm, MalcolmGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Clappison, JamesGriffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)
Clark, Dr David (S Shields)Grocott, Bruce
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)Grylls, Sir Michael
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Gummer, Rt Hon John
Gunnell, John
Clelland, DavidHague, Rt Hon William
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyHain, Peter
Clwyd, Mrs AnnHampson, Dr Keith
Coe, SebastianHanley, Rt Hon Jeremy
Cohen, HarryHawkins, Nick
Congdon, DavidHeald, Oliver
Connarty, MichaelHeathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Conway, DerekHenderson, Doug
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F)Hendry, Charles
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Heppell, John
Corbyn, JeremyHill, Sir James (Southampton Test)
Corston, Ms JeanHill, Keith (Streatham)
Couchman, JamesHinchliffe, David
Cox, TomHodge, Ms Margaret
Cran, JamesHogg, Rt Hon Douglas (Grantham)
Cunliffe, LawrenceHoon, Geoffrey
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try SE)Horam, John
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr JohnHordern, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Howard, Rt Hon MichaelO'Brien, Mike (N Warks)
Howarth, Alan (Stratf'd-on-A)O'Brien, William (Normanton)
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)Olner, Bill
Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W)O'Neill, Martin
Hughes, Roy (Newport E)Oppenheim, Phillip
Hunt, Rt Hon David (Wirral W)Page, Richard
Ingram, AdamPaice, James
Jack, Rt Hon MichaelPatnick, Sir Irvine
Jackson, Mrs Helen (Hillsborough)Patten, Rt Hon John
Jamieson, DavidPattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Jenkin, Bernard (Colchester N)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Jenkins, Brian D (SE Staffs)Pickles, Eric
Jessel, TobyPope, Greg
Jones, Barry (Alyn & D'side)Portillo, Rt Hon Michael
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)Powell, Sir Raymond (Ogmore)
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)Prentice, Mrs Bridget (Lewisham E)
Jones, Robert B (W Herts)
Jowell, Ms TessaPrentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Kennedy, Mrs Jane (Broadgreen)Prescott, Rt Hon John
Kilfoyle, PeterPrimarolo, Ms Dawn
Kirkhope, TimothyRaynsford, Nick
Knapman, RogerReid, Dr John
Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)Renton, Rt Hon Tim
Knight, Rt Hon Greg (Derby N)Rifkind, Rt Hon Malcolm
Kynoch, GeorgeRobathan, Andrew
Lait, Mrs JacquiRoberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Lang, Rt Hon IanRobertson, George (Hamilton)
Legg, BarryRobertson, Raymond S (Ab'd'n S)
Liddell, Mrs HelenRoche, Mrs Barbara
Lidington, DavidRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
Lilley, Rt Hon PeterRumbold, Rt Hon Dame Angela
Litherland, RobertSackville, Tom
Lloyd, Tony (Stretf'd)Sainsbury, Rt Hon Sir Timothy
Luff, PeterSalmond, Alex
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir NicholasScott, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
McAllion, JohnSedgemore, Brian
McAvoy, ThomasSheerman, Barry
Macdonald, CalumShephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
McFall, JohnSimpson, Alan
MacKay, AndrewSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
McKelvey, WilliamSmith, Tim (Beaconsf'ld)
Maclean, Rt Hon DavidSnape, Peter
McLeish, HenrySoames, Nicholas
McLoughlin, PatrickSoley, Clive
McMaster, GordonSpellar, John
McNair-Wilson, Sir PatrickSpencer, Sir Derek
MacShane, DenisSpicer, Sir Michael (S Worcs)
Madel, Sir DavidSpink, Dr Robert
Maitland, Lady OlgaSpring, Richard
Malone, GeraldSproat, Iain
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Squire, Ms Rachel (Dunfermline W)
Marshall, Sir Michael (Arundel)
Martin, Michael J (Springburn)Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Martlew, EricSteen, Anthony
Mates, MichaelStephen, Michael
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Dr BrianStewart, Allan
Maxton, JohnStraw, Jack
Meacher, MichaelStreeter, Gary
Meale, AlanSykes, John
Mellor, Rt Hon DavidTapsell, Sir Peter
Merchant, PiersTaylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Michael, AlunTaylor, Ian (Esher)
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Miller, AndrewTemple-Morris, Peter
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling)Thomason, Roy
Mitchell, Sir David (NW Hants)Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Moonie, Dr LewisThornton, Sir Malcolm
Morley, ElliotTipping, Paddy
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Townsend, Sir Cyril (Bexl'yh'th)
Moss, MalcolmTredinnick, David
Mullin, ChrisTrend, Michael
Needham, Rt Hon RichardTrickett, Jon
Nelson, AnthonyTurner, Dennis
Neubert, Sir MichaelVaughan, Sir Gerard
Newton, Rt Hon TonyWaldegrave, Rt Hon William
Norris, SteveWalden, George
Waterson, NigelWinnick, David
Watson, MikeWise, Mrs Audrey
Watts, JohnWolfson, Mark
Wells, BowenWood, Timothy
Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir JohnWorthington, Tony
Wicks, MalcolmWray, Jimmy
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss AnnYeo, Tim
Wilkinson, JohnYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Willetts, David
Williams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)Tellers for the Ayes:
Mr. Richard Ottaway and
Williams, Alan W (Carmarthen)Mr. Matthew Carrington.
NOES
Alton, DavidHughes, Simon (Southward)
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyHunt, Sir John (Ravensb'ne)
Atkins, Rt Hon RobertHunter, Andrew
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Illsley, Eric
Barnes, HarryJackson, Robert (Wantage)
Batiste, SpencerJohnson Smith, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Beggs, Roy
Bendall, VivianJohnston, Sir Russell
Benn, Rt Hon TonyJones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)
Bennett, Andrew FJones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnJopling, Rt Hon Michael
Body, Sir RichardKellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
Bowden, Sir AndrewKennedy, Charles (Ross C & S)
Boyson, Rt Hon Sir RhodesKey, Robert
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterKing, Rt Hon Tom
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Kirkwood, Archy
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Knight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston)
Butcher, JohnLawrence, Sir Ivan
Butterfill, JohnLester, Sir Jim (Broxtowe)
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Lewis, Terry
Cann, JamieLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Carlisle, John (Luton N)Llwyd, Elfyn
Cash, WilliamLord, Michael
Churchill, MrLynne, Ms Liz
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochf'd)Mackinlay, Andrew
Colvin, MichaelMaclennan, Robert
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Maddock, Mrs Diana
Cormack, Sir PatrickMarland, Paul
Dalyell, TamMarlow, Tony
Davies, Chris (Littleborough)Marshall, John (Hendon S)
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H)Martin, David (Portsmouth S)
Dover, DenMichie, Mrs Ray (Argyll Bute)
Duncan Smith, IainMitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)
Durant, Sir AnthonyMoate, Sir Roger
Evans, David (Welwyn Hatf'ld)Molyneaux, Rt Hon Sir James
Ewing, Mrs MargaretMonro, Rt Hon Sir Hector
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Fomnan, NigelNicholls, Patrick
Forsythe, Clifford (S Antrim)Nicholson, David (Taunton)
Foster, Don (Bath)Nicholson, Miss Emma (W Devon)
Fry, Sir PeterOnslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley
Gale, RogerPawsey, James
Gallie, PhilPearson, Ian
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnPorter, David
Gill, ChristopherRathbone, Tim
Goodson-Wickes, Dr CharlesRendel, David
Gorman, Mrs TeresaRichards, Rod
Gorst, Sir JohnRiddick, Graham
Grant, Sir Anthony (SW Cambs)Roe, Mrs Marion
Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)Ross, William (E Lond'y)
Greenway, John (Ryedale)Rowe, Andrew
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir ArchibaldShaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Hannam, Sir JohnShepherd, Sir Colin (Heref'd)
Harris, DavidShersby, Sir Michael
Harvey, NickSims, Sir Roger
Haselhurst, Sir AlanSkeet, Sir Trevor
Hicks, Sir RobertSkinner, Dennis
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir TerenceSmith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
Hoey, KateSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
Home Robertson, JohnSpearing, Nigel
Howell, Rt Hon David (Guildf'd)Speed, Sir Keith
Howell, Sir Ralph (N Norfolk)Steel, Rt Hon Sir David
Steinberg, GerryWaller, Gary
Sumberg, DavidWardle, Charles (Bexhill)
Sweeney, WalterWelsh, Andrew
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)Whitney, Sir Raymond
Taylor, Sir TeddyWhittingdale, John
Thompson, Sir Donald (Calder V)Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Thurnham, PeterWigley, Dafydd
Townend, John (Bridlington)Wilshire, David
Tracey, RichardWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesf'ld)
Twinn, Dr Ian
Tyler, PaulTellers for the Noes:
Walker, Bill (N Tayside)Mr. Rupert Allason and
Wallace, JamesMr. Robert Banks.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords amendment accordingly disagreed to.

Lords amendment No. 93 disagreed to.

Amendment (a) in lieu of the Lords amendment agreed to.