Orders of the Day — 2. Beer (Rate of Duty)

– in the House of Commons at 9:41 pm on 23rd March 1998.

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Motion made, and Question put,

That provision may be made increasing the rate of duty set out in section 36(1) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979.

The House divided: Ayes 350, Noes 147.

Division No. 216][10 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBlunkett, Rt Hon David
Ainger, NickBorrow, David
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Allan, RichardBrake, Tom
Allen, GrahamBrand, Dr Peter
Anderson, Donald (Swansea E)Breed, Colin
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Brinton, Mrs Helen
Armstrong, Ms HilaryBrown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)
Ashdown, Rt Hon Paddy
Ashton, JoeBrown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)
Atherton, Ms CandyBrown, Russell (Dumfries)
Baker, NormanBrowne, Desmond
Ballard, Mrs JackieBruce, Malcolm (Gordon)
Barnes, HarryBuck, Ms Karen
Barron, KevinBurden, Richard
Battle, JohnBurgon, Colin
Bayley, HughBurnett, John
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretBurstow, Paul
Berth, Rt Hon A JByers, Stephen
Bell, Martin (Tatton)Cable, Dr Vincent
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Caborn, Richard
Benn, Rt Hon TonyCampbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
Bennett, Andrew FCampbell, Menzies (NE Fife)
Benton, JoeCampbell—Savours, Dale
Bermingham, GeraldCanavan, Dennis
Berry, RogerCann, Jamie
Best, HaroldCaplin, Ivor
Blair, Rt Hon TonyCaton, Martin
Blears, Ms HazelChaytor, David
Blizzard, BobChidgey, David
Chisholm, MalcolmGrant, Bernie
Church, Ms JudithGriffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Clapham, MichaelGrocott, Bruce
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Grogan, John
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Gunnell, John
Hain, Peter
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Clelland, DavidHall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clwyd, AnnHancock, Mike
Coaker, VernonHanson, David
Coffey, Ms AnnHarman, Rt Hon Ms Harriet
Cohen, HarryHarris, Dr Evan
Coleman, lainHeal, Mrs Sylvia
Colman, TonyHealey, John
Connarty, MichaelHeath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Cooper, YvetteHenderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Corbett, RobinHepburn, Stephen
Corbyn, JeremyHeppell, John
Corston, Ms JeanHewitt, Ms Patricia
Cousins, JimHill, Keith
Cox, TomHinchliffe, David
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Hodge, Ms Margaret
Cummings, JohnHoey, Kate
Cunliffe, LawrenceHome Robertson, John
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)Hoon, Geoffrey
Cunningham, Ms RoseannaHope, Phil
(Perth)Hopkins, Kelvin
Dafis, CynogHowarth, Alan (Newport E)
Dalyell, TarnHowarth, George (Knowsley N)
Darling, Rt Hon AlistairHowells, Dr Kim
Darvill, KeithHoyle, Lindsay
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Davidson, IanHumble, Mrs Joan
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Hurst, Alan
Davies, Rt Hon Ron (Caerphilly)Hutton, John
Dawson, HiltonIddon, Dr Brian
Dean, Mrs JanetJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Denham, JohnJamieson, David
Dismore, AndrewJohnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Dobson, Rt Hon FrankJohnson, Miss Melanie
Donohoe, Brian H(Welwyn Hatfield)
Doran, FrankJones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Dowd, JimJones, Helen (Warrington N)
Drew, DavidJones, Ms Jenny
Drew, David(Wolverh'ton SW)
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Eagle, Maria (L 'pool Garston)Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Edwards, HuwKeeble, Ms Sally
Ellman, Mrs LouiseKeetch, Paul
Ennis, JeffKemp, Fraser
Ewing, Mrs MargaretKennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)
Fearn, RonnieKennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Field, Rt Hon FrankKidney, David
Fisher, MarkKing, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Fitzpatrick, JimKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Fitzsimons, LomaKirkwood, Archy
Flint, CarolineKumar, Dr Ashok
Flynn, PaulLadyman, Dr Stephen
Foster, Rt Hon DerekLawrence, Ms Jackie
Foster, Don (Bath)Laxton, Bob
Foster, Michael J (Worcester)Lepper, David
Foulkes, GeorgeLevitt, Tom
Fyfe, MariaLewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Galbraith, SamLewis, Terry (Worsley)
Galloway, GeorgeLivsey, Richard
Gapes, MikeLlwyd, Elfyn
George,Andrew (St lves)Lock, David
George, Bruce (Walsall S)Love, Andrew
Gibson, Dr IanMcAvoy, Thomas
Gilroy, Mrs LindaMcCabe, Steve
Godman, Norman AMcCartney, Ian (Makerfield)
Golding, Mrs LlinMcDonagh, Siobhain
Gorrie, DonaldMacdonald, Calum
Graham, ThomasMcDonnell, John
McFall, JohnSedgemore, Brian
McGuire, Mrs AnneShaw, Jonathan
Mclsaac, ShonaSheerman, Barry
McKenna, Mrs RosemarySheldon, Rt Hon Robert
McLeish, HenrySimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Maclennan, Rt Hon RobertSkinner, Dennis
McNulty, TonySmith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
MacShane, DenisSmith, Angela (Basildon)
Mactaggart, FionaSmith, Rt Hon Chris (Islington S)
McWilliam, JohnSmith, Miss Geraldine
Mahon, Mrs Alice(Morecambe & Lunesdale)
Mandelson, PeterSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Marek, Dr JohnSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Marshall—Andrews, RobertSmith, Sir Robert (WAb'd'ns)
Martlew, EricSoley, Clive
Maxton, JohnSpellar, John
Meale, AlanSquire, Ms Rachel
Michael, AlunStarkey, Dr Phyllis
Michie, Bill (Shefld Heeley)Steinberg, Gerry
Milburn, AlanStevenson, George
Miller, AndrewStinchcombe, Paul
Mitchell, AustinStoate, Dr Howard
Moffatt, LauraStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Moonie, Dr LewisStraw, Rt Hon Jack
Moran, Ms MargaretStrinqer, Graham
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)Stunell, Andrew
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Sutcliffe, Gerry
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Swinney, John
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Mudie, GeorgeTaylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Mullin, Chris
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Taylor, David (NWLeics)
Naysmith, Dr DougTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Oaten, MarkTemple—Morris, Peter
O'Hara, EddieThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Olner, BillThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
O'Neill, MartinTimms, Stephen
Öpik, LembitTipping, Paddy
Palmer, Dr NickTodd, Mark
Pendry, TomTonge, Dr Jenny
Perham, Ms LindaTouhig, Don
Pickthall, ColinTrickett, Jon
Pike, Peter LTruswell, Paul
Plaskitt, JamesTurner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
Pope, GregTurner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Powell, Sir RaymondTwigg, Derek (Hatton)
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Prescott, Rt Hon JohnTyler, Paul
Primarolo, DawnWallace, James
Prosser, GwynWalley, Ms Joan
Purchase, KenWareing, Robert N
Quin, Ms JoyceWatts, David
Quinn, LawrieWebb, Steve
Radice, GilesWhite, Brian
Rapson, SydWhitehead, Dr Alan
Raynsford, NickWicks, Malcolm
Reed, Andrew (Loughborough)Williams, Rt Hon Alan
Reid, Dr John (Hamilton N)(Swansea W)
Rendel, DavidWilliams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Robertson, Rt Hon GeorgeWillis, Phil
(Hamilton S)Wills, Michael
Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)Wilson, Brian
Rogers, AllanWinnick, David
Rooney, TerryWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)Wise, Audrey
Rowlands, TedWoolas, Phil
Roy, FrankWray, James
Ruddock, Ms JoanWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Russell, Bob (Colchester)Wright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)Wyatt, Derek
Ryan, Ms Joan
Salmond, AlexTellers for the Ayes:
Sanders, AdrianMr. Jon Owen Jones and
Savidge, MalcolmMr. Clive Betts.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Jenkin, Bernard
Amess, DavidJohnson Smith,
Ancram, Rt Hon MichaelRt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Arbuthnot, JamesKey, Robert
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Baldry, TonyKirkbride, Miss Julie
Bercow, JohnLaing, Mrs Eleanor
Beresford, Sir PaulLansley, Andrew
Leigh, Edward
Blunt, CrispinLetwin, Oliver
Body, Sir RichardLewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Boswell, TimLidington, David
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Brady, GrahamLoughton, Tim
Brazier, JulianLuff, Peter
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterLyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Browning, Mrs AngelaMacGregor, Rt Hon John
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)McIntosh, Miss Anne
Burns, SimonMacKay, Andrew
Butterfill, JohnMaclean, Rt Hon David
Cash, WilliamMcLoughlin, Patrick
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Madel, Sir David
Major, Rt Hon John
Malins, Humfrey
Chope, ChristopherMates, Michael
Clappison, JamesMaude, Rt Hon Francis
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)May, Mrs Theresa
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Moss, Malcolm
Nicholls, Patrick
Clifton—Brown, GeoffreyNorman, Archie
Collins, TimOttaway, Richard
Colvin, MichaelPage, Richard
Cormack, Sir PatrickPaice, James
Cran, James Curry, Rt Hon DavidPaterson, Owen
Pickles, Eric Prior, David
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)Randall, John
Day, StephenRedwood, Rt Hon John
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenRobathan, Andrew
Duncan, AlanRobertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)
Duncan Smith, lainRoe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Emery, Rt Hon Sir PeterRowe, Andrew (Faversham)
Evans, NigelRuffley, David
Faber, DavidSt Aubyn, Nick
Fabricant, MichaelSayeed, Jonathan
Fallon, MichaelShephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Flight, HowardSimpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Forth, Rt Hon EricSoames, Nicholas
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanSpelman, Mrs Caroline
Fraser, ChristopherSpicer, Sir Michael
Spring, Richard
Gibb, NickStanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Gill, ChristopherSteen, Anthony
Gillan, Mrs CherylStreeter, Gary
Goodlad, Rt Hon Sir AlastairSwayne, Desmond
Gray, JamesSyms, Robert
Green, DamianTapsell, Sir Peter
Greenway, JohnTaylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Grieve, DominicTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
Gummer, Rt Hon JohnTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir ArchieTaylor, Sir Teddy
Hammond, PhilipTownend, John
Hayes, JohnTredinnick, David
Heath, Rt Hon Sir EdwardTrend, Michael
Tyrie, Andrew
Heathcoat—Amory, Rt Hon DavidViggers, Peter
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelWalter, Robert
Hogg, Rt Hon DouglasWardle, Charles
Horam, JohnWaterson, Nigel
Howard, Rt Hon MichaelWells, Bowen
Hunter, AndrewWhitney, Sir Raymond
Jack, Rt Hon MichaelWiddecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Wilkinson, John
Willetts, DavidYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)Tellers for the Noes:
Winterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)Mr. John Whittingdale and
Yeo, TimMr. Oliver Heald.

Question accordingly agreed to.