Orders of the Day — 8. Hydrocarbon Oil (Rates of Duties and Rebates)

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

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Motion made, and Question put,

That—

(1)In section 6(1A) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979—

  1. (a)in paragraph (a), for "0.4510" there shall be substituted "0.4926";
  2. (b)in paragraph (b), for "0.3928" there shall be substituted "0.4299"; and
  3. (c)in paragraph (c), for "0.4028" there shall be substituted "0.4499".

(2)In section 11(1) of that Act—

  1. (a)in paragraph (a), for "£0.0200" there shall be substituted "£0.0218"; and
  2. (b)in each of paragraphs (b) and (ba), for "£0.0258" there shall be substituted "£0.0282".

(3)In section 13A(1A) of that Act—

  1. (a)in paragraph (a), for "0.0150" there shall be substituted "£0.0050"; and
  2. (b)in paragraph (b), for "£0.0482" there shall be substituted "£0.0527".

(4)In section 14(1) of that Act, for "£0.0200" there shall be substituted "£0.0218".

(5) This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 17th March 1998.

And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 197.

Division No. 217][10.15 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeCorston, Ms Jean
Ainger, NickCousins, Jim
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Cox, Tom
Allen, GrahamCryer, John (Hornchurch)
Anderson, Donald (Swansea E)Cummings, John
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Cunliffe, Lawrence
Armstrong, Ms HilaryCunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Ashton, JoeDalyell, Tarn
Atherton, Ms CandyDarling, Rt Hon Alistair
Barnes, HarryDarvill, Keith
Barron, KevinDavey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Battle, JohnDavidson, Ian
Bayley, HughDavies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretDavies, Rt Hon Ron (Caerphilly)
Bell, Martin (Tatton)Dawson, Hilton
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Dean, Mrs Janet
Benn, Rt Hon TonyDenham, John
Bennett, Andrew FDismore, Andrew
Benton, JoeDobson, Rt Hon Frank
Bermingham, GeraldDonohoe, Brian H
Berry, RogerDoran, Frank
Best, HaroldDowd, Jim
Blair, Rt Hon TonyDrew, David
Blears, Ms HazelDrown, Ms Julia
Blizzard, BobDunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Blunkett, Rt Hon DavidEagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)
Borrow, DavidEdwards, Huw
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Ellman, Mrs Louise
Brinton, Mrs HelenEnnis, Jeff
Brown, Rt Hon GordonField, Rt Hon Frank
(Dunfermline E)Fisher, Mark
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Fitzpatrick, Jim
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)Fitzsimons, Lorna
Browne, DesmondFlint, Caroline
Buck, Ms KarenFlynn, Paul
Burden, RichardFoster, Rt Hon Derek
Burgon, ColinFoster, Michael J (Worcester)
Byers, StephenFoulkes, George
Cabom, RichardFyfe, Maria
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Galbraith, Sam
Campbell—Savours, DaleGalloway, George
Canavan, DennisGapes, Mike
Cann, JamieGeorge, Bruce (Walsall S)
Caplin, IvorGibson, Dr Ian
Caton, MartinGilroy, Mrs Linda
Chaytor, DavidGodman, Norman A
Chisholm, MalcolmGolding, Mrs Llin
Church, Ms JudithGraham, Thomas
Clapham, MichaelGrant, Bernie
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Clark, Dr LyndaGrocott, Bruce
(Edinburgh Pentlands)Grogan, John
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Gunnell, John
Clelland, DavidHain, Peter
Clwyd, AnnHall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Coaker, VernonHall, Patrick (Bedford)
Coffey, Ms AnnHanson, David
Cohen, HarryHarman, Rt Hon Ms Harriet
Coleman, lainHeal, Mrs Sylvia
Colman, TonyHealey, John
Connarty, MichaelHenderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Cooper, YvetteHepburn, Stephen
Corbett, RobinHeppell, John
Corbyn, JeremyHewitt, Ms Patricia
Hill, KeithMorris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Hinchliffe, DavidMorris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)
Hodge, Ms MargaretMudie, George
Hoey, KateMullin, Chris
Home Robertson, JohnMurphy, Denis (Wansbeck)
Hope, PhilNaysmith, Dr Doug
Hopkins, KelvinO'Hara, Eddie
Howarth, Alan (Newport E)Olner, Bill
Howarth, George (KnowsleyN)O'Neill, Martin
Howells, Dr KimPalmer, Dr Nick
Hoyle, LindsayPendry, Tom
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)Perham, Ms Linda
Humble, Mrs JoanPickthall, Colin
Hurst, AlanPike, Peter L
Hutton, JohnPlaskitt, James
Iddon, Dr BrianPope, Greg
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)Powell, Sir Raymond
Jamieson, DavidPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Johnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)Prescott, Rt Hon John
Johnson, Miss MelaniePrimarolo, Dawn
(Welwyn Hatfield)Prosser, Gwyn
Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)Purchase, Ken
Jones, Helen (Warrington N)Quin, Ms Joyce
Jones, Ms JennyQuinn, Lawrie
(Wolverh'ton SW)Radice, Giles
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)Rapson, Syd
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldRaynsford, Nick
Keeble, Ms SallyReed, Andrew (Loughborough)
Kemp, FraserReid, Dr John (Hamilton N)
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Kidney, DavidRobertson, Rt Hon George(Hamilton S)
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)
Kumar, Dr AshokRogers, Allan
Ladyman, Dr StephenRooney, Terry
Lawrence, Ms JackieRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
Laxton, BobRowlands, Ted
Lepper, DavidRoy, Frank
Levitt, TomRuddock, Ms Joan
Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Ryan, Ms Joan
Lock, DavidSavidge, Malcolm
Love, AndrewSedgemore, Brian
McAvoy, ThomasShaw, Jonathan
McCabe, SteveSheerman, Barry
McCartney, Ian (MakerHeld)Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
McDonagh, SiobhainSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Macdonald, CalumSkinner, Dennis
McDonnell, JohnSmith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
McFall, JohnSmith, Angela (Basildon)
McGuire, Mrs AnneSmith, Rt Hon Chris (Islington S)
Mclsaac, ShonaSmith, Miss Geraldine
McKenna, Mrs Rosemary(Morecambe & Lunesdale)
McLeish, HenrySmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
McNulty, TonySmith, John (Glamorgan)
MacShane, DenisSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Mactaggart, FionaSoley, Clive
McWilliam, JohnSpellar, John
Mahon, Mrs AliceSquire, Ms Rachel
Mandelson, PeterStarkey, Dr Phyllis
Marek, Dr JohnSteinberg, Gerry
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Stevenson, George
Marshall—Andrews, RobertStinchcombe, Paul
Martlew, EricStoate, Dr Howard
Maxton, JohnStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Meale, AlanStraw, Rt Hon Jack
Michael, AlunStringer, Graham
Michie, Bill (Shefld Heeley)Sutcliffe, Gerry
Milburn, AlanTaylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann
Miller, Andrew(Dewsbury)
Mitchell, AustinTaylor, Ms Dari (Stockton S)
Moffatt, LauraTaylor, David (NWLeics)
Moonie, Dr LewisTemple-Morris, Peter
Moran, Ms MargaretThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Timms, Stephen
Tipping, PaddyWilliams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Todd, Mark
Touhig, DonWlliams, Mrs Betty (Conwy)
Trickett, JonWills, Michael
Truswell, PaulWilson, Brian
Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)Winnick, David
Turner Dr Desmond (Kemptown)Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Twigg, Derek (Halton)Wise, Audrey
Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)Woolas, Phil
Vaz, KeithWray, James
Walley, Ms JoanWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Wareing, Robert NWright, Dr Tony (Cannock)
Watts, DavidWyatt, Derek
White, BrianTellers for the Ayes:
Whitehead, Dr AlanMr. Jon Owen Jones and
Wicks, MalcolmMr. Clive Betts.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Duncan Smith, lain
Allan, RichardEmery, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Amess, DavidEvans, Nigel
Ancram, Rt Hon MichaelEwing, Mrs Margaret
Arbuthnot, JamesFaber, David
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyFabricant, Michael
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Fallon, Michael
Baker, NormanFeam, Ronnie
Baldry, TonyFlight, Howard
Ballard, Mrs JackieForth, Rt Hon Eric
Berth, Rt Hon A JFoster, Don (Bath)
Bercow, JohnFowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Beresford, Sir PaulFraser, Christopher
Blunt, CrispinGeorge, Andrew (St Ives)
Body, Sir RichardGibb, Nick
Boswell, TimGill, Christopher
Bottomley, Peter (Worthing W)Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaGoodlad, Rt Hon Sir Alastair
Brady, GrahamGome, Donald
Brake, TomGray, James
Brand, Dr PeterGreen, Damian
Brazier, JulianGreenway, John
Breed, ColinGrieve, Dominic
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterGummer, Rt Hon John
Browning, Mrs AngelaHamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Hammond, Philip
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Hancock, Mike
Burnett, JohnHarris, Dr Evan
Burns, SimonHayes, John
Burstow, PaulHeath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Butterfill, JohnHeath, Rt Hon Sir Edward
Cable, Dr VincentHeathcoat—Amory, Rt Hon David
Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife)Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Cash, WilliamHogg, Rt Hon Douglas
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Horam, John
Howard, Rt Hon Michael
Chidgey, DavidHughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Chope, ChristopherHunter, Andrew
Clappison, JamesJack, Rt Hon Michael
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Jackson, Robert (Wantage)
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)Jenkin, Bernard
Clarke, Rt Hon KennethJohnson Smith,
(Rushdiffe)Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyJones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Collins, TimKeetch, Paul
Colvin, MichaelKennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)
Cormack, Sir PatrickKey, Robert
Cran, JamesKing, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)
Cunningham, Ms RoseannaKirkbride, Miss Julie
(Perth)Kirkwood, Archy
Curry, Rt Hon DavidLaing, Mrs Eleanor
Dafis, CynogLansley, Andrew
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Leigh, Edward
Davis, Rt Hon David (Hattemprice)Letwin, Oliver
Day, StephenLewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenLidington, David
Duncan, AlanLilley, Rt Hon Peter
Livsey, RichardSimpson, Keith (Mid-Norfolk)
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)Smith, Sir Robert (WAb'd'ns)
Llwyd, ElfynSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
Loughton, TimSoames, Nicholas
Luff, PeterSpelman, Mrs Caroline
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir NicholasSpicer, Sir Michael
MacGregor, Rt Hon JohnSpring, Richard
McIntosh, Miss AnneStanley, Rt Hon Sir John
MacKay, AndrewSteen, Anthony
Maclean, Rt Hon DavidStreeter, Gary
McLoughlin, PatrickStunell, Andrew
Madel, Sir DavidSwayne, Desmond
Major, Rt Hon JohnSwinney, John
Malins, HumfreySyms, Robert
Mates, MichaelTapsell, Sir Peter
Maude, Rt Hon FrancisTaylor, Ian (EsherA Walton)
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir BrianTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
May, Mrs TheresaTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
Moss, MalcolmTaylor, Sir Teddy
Nicholls, PatrickTonge, Dr Jenny
Norman, ArchieTownend, John
Oaten, MarkTredinnick, David Trend, Michael
Öpik, LembitTyler, Paul
Ottaway, RichardTyrie, Andrew
Page, RichardViggers, Peter
Paice, JamesWallace, James
Paterson, OwenWalter, Robert
Pickles, EricWardle, Charles
Prior, DavidWaterson, Nigel
Randall, JohnWebb, Steve
Redwood, Rt Hon JohnWells, Bowen
Rendel, DavidWhitney, Sir Raymond
Robathan, AndrewWiddecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)Wilkinson, John
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)Willetts, David
Ross, William (E Lond'y)Willis, Phil
Rowe, Andrew (Faversham)Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Ruffley, DavidWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Russell, Bob (Colchester)Yeo, Tim
St Aubyn, NickYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Salmond, Alex
Sanders, AdrianTellers for the Noes:
Sayeed, JonathanMr. John Whittingdale and
Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs GillianMr. Oliver Heald.

Question accordingly agreed to.