Orders of the Day — 2. Sparkling Cider (Rate of Duty)

– in the House of Commons at 9:40 pm on 15th March 1999.

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Motion made, and Question put, That

  1. (1) In section 62(1A)(a) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979, for "£45.05" there shall be substituted "£161.20".
  2. (2) This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 9th March 1999.

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 331, Noes 195.

Division No. 96][10.1 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBuck, Ms Karen
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Burden, Richard
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Burgon, Colin
Alexander, DouglasButler, Mrs Christine
Allen, GrahamCampbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
Armstrong, Ms HilaryCampbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
Ashton, JoeCanavan, Dennis
Atherton, Ms CandyCaplin, Ivor
Atkins, CharlotteCasale, Roger
Austin, JohnCaton, Martin
Banks, TonyCawsey, Ian
Barnes, HarryChapman, Ben (Wirral S)
Barron, KevinChaytor, David
Bayley, HughChisholm, Malcolm
Beard, NigelClapham, Michael
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretClark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)
Begg, Miss AnneClark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)
Benn, Rt Hon TonyClarke, Charles (Norwich S)
Benton, JoeClarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)
Bermingham, GeraldClarke, Tony (Northampton S)
Best, HaroldClelland, David
Betts, CliveClwyd, Ann
Blair, Rt Hon TonyCoaker, Vernon
Blears, Ms HazelCoffey, Ms Ann
Blizzard, BobColeman, Iain
Blunkett, Rt Hon DavidConnarty, Michael
Boateng, PaulCook, Frank (Stockton N)
Borrow, DavidCook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)
Bradley, Keith (Withington)Cooper, Yvette
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Corbett, Robin
Bradshaw, BenCorbyn, Jeremy
Brinton, Mrs HelenCorston, Ms Jean
Brown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)Cranston, Ross
Crausby, David
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
Browne, DesmondCummings, John
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr Jack (Copeland)Illsley, Eric
Jackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Dalyell, TamJenkins, Brian
Darling, Rt Hon AlistairJohnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Darvill, KeithJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
Davidson, Ian
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Dawson, HiltonJones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Dean, Mrs JanetJones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Denham, JohnJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Dismore, AndrewKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Dobbin, JimKeeble, Ms Sally
Dobson, Rt Hon FrankKeen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Donohoe, Brian HKeen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)
Doran, FrankKelly, Ms Ruth
Dowd, JimKemp, Fraser
Drew, DavidKennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethKhabra, Piara S
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Kidney, David
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Kilfoyle, Peter
Efford, CliveKing, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Ellman, Mrs LouiseKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Ennis, JeffKingham, Ms Tess
Etherington, BillKumar, Dr Ashok
Field, Rt Hon FrankLadyman, Dr Stephen
Fisher, MarkLaxton, Bob
Fitzpatrick, JimLeslie, Christopher
Fitzsimons, LornaLevitt, Tom
Flint, CarolineLewis, Terry (Worsley)
Follett, BarbaraLinton, Martin
Foster, Rt Hon DerekLivingstone, Ken
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Foster, Michael J (Worcester)Lock, David
Galbraith, SamLove, Andrew
Galloway, GeorgeMcAllion, John
Gerrard, NeilMcAvoy, Thomas
Gibson, Dr IanMcCabe, Steve
Gilroy, Mrs LindaMcCafferty, Ms Chris
Godman, Dr Norman AMcDonagh, Siobhain
Godsiff, RogerMacdonald, Calum
Goggins, PaulMcDonnell, John
Golding, Mrs LlinMcGuire, Mrs Anne
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)Mclsaac, Shona
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)McKenna, Mrs Rosemary
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)Mackinlay, Andrew
Grocott, BruceMcNulty, Tony
Grogan, JohnMacShane, Denis
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)Mactaggart, Fiona
Hall, Patrick (Bedford)McWalter, Tony
Harman, Rt Hon Ms HarrietMahon, Mrs Alice
Heal, Mrs SylviaMallaber, Judy
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)Mandelson, Rt Hon Peter
Hepburn, StephenMarek, Dr John
Heppell, JohnMarsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Hesford, StephenMarsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)
Hewitt, Ms PatriciaMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Hill, KeithMarshall-Andrews, Robert
Hinchliffe, DavidMartlew, Eric
Hodge, Ms MargaretMaxton, John
Hoey, KateMeacher, Rt Hon Michael
Home Robertson, JohnMichie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Hoon, GeoffreyMilbum, Rt Hon Alan
Hope, PhilMiller, Andrew
Hopkins, KelvinMitchell, Austin
Howarth, Alan (Newport E)Moonie, Dr Lewis
Howarth, George (Knowsley N)Moran, Ms Margaret
Howells, Dr KimMorgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Hoyle, LindsayMorgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)Morley, Elliot
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Humble, Mrs JoanMorris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)
Hurst, AlanMountford, Kali
Hutton, JohnMudie, George
Iddon, Dr BrianMullin, Chris
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Smith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Naysmith, Dr DougSmith, John (Glamorgan)
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)Snape, Peter
O'Hara, EddieSoley, Clive
Olner, BillSouthworth, Ms Helen
O'Neill, MartinSpellar, John
Organ, Mrs DianaSquire, Ms Rachel
Osborne, Ms SandraStarkey, Dr Phyllis
Palmer, Dr NickStevenson, George
Pearson, IanStewart, David (Inverness E)
Pickthall, ColinStewart, Ian (Eccles)
Pike, Peter LStinchcombe, Paul
Plaskitt, JamesStoate, Dr Howard
Pollard, KerryStott, Roger
Pond, ChrisStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Pope, GregStraw, Rt Hon Jack
Powell, Sir RaymondStringer, Graham
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Stuart, Ms Gisela
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Sutcliffe, Gerry
Primarolo, DawnTaylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Purchase, Ken
Quin, Rt Hon Ms JoyceTaylor, David (NW Leics)
Quinn, LawrieTemple-Morris, Peter
Radice, GilesThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Rammell, BillThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Rapson, SydTimms, Stephen
Raynsford, NickTipping, Paddy
Reid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)Todd, Mark
Robertson, Rt Hon George (Hamilton S)Touhig, Don
Trickett, Jon
Truswell, Paul
Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Roche, Mrs BarbaraTurner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Rooker, JeffTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Rooney, TerryTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)Vaz, Keith
Rowlands, TedWalley, Ms Joan
Roy, FrankWard, Ms Claire
Ruane, ChrisWareing, Robert N
Ruddock, JoanWatts, David
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)White, Brian
Ryan, Ms JoanWhitehead, Dr Alan
Salter, MartinWicks, Malcolm
Savidge, MalcolmWilliams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Sawford, PhilWinnick, David
Sedgemore, BrianWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Sheerman, BarryWise, Audrey
Sheldon, Rt Hon RobertWoolas, Phil
Shipley, Ms DebraWorthington, Tony
Short, Rt Hon ClareWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)Wyatt, Derek
Singh, Marsha
Skinner, DennisTellers for the Ayes:
Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)Mr. David Jamieson and
Smith, Angela (Basildon)Mr. David Hanson.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Browning, Mrs Angela
Allan, RichardBruce, Ian (S Dorset)
Amess, DavidBruce, Malcolm (Gordon)
Ancram, Rt Hon MichaelBurns, Simon
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon JamesBurstow, Paul
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyButterfill, John
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Cable, Dr Vincent
Baker, NormanCampbell, Menzies (NE Fife)
Ballard, JackieCash, William
Beggs, RoyChapman, Sir Sydney (chipping Barnet)
Bercow, John
Beresford, Sir PaulChidgey, David
Body, Sir RichardChope, Christopher
Boswell, TimClappison, James
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaClark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)
Brake, TomClark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)
Brand, Dr PeterClifton-Brown, Geoffrey
Breed, ColinCormack, Sir Patrick
Cotter, BrianLuff, Peter
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna (Perth)Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
MacGregor, Rt Hon John
Curry, Rt Hon DavidMacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Maclean, Rt Hon David
Davies, Quentin (Grantham)Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)McLoughlin, Patrick
Day, StephenMadel, Sir David
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenMajor, Rt Hon John
Duncan, AlanMalins, Humfrey
Duncan Smith, lainMaples, John
Evans, NigelMaude, Rt Hon Francis
Ewing, Mrs MargaretMawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Faber, DavidMay, Mrs Theresa
Fabricant, MichaelMichie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Fallon, MichaelMoore, Michael
Fearn, RonnieMorgan, Alasdair (Galloway)
Forsythe, CliffordMoss, Malcolm
Forth, Rt Hon EricNicholls, Patrick
Foster, Don (Bath)Oaten, Mark
Fox, Dr LiamÖpik, Lembit
Fraser, ChristopherOttaway, Richard
Garnier, EdwardPage, Richard
George, Andrew (St Ives)Paice, James
Gibb, NickPaterson, Owen
Gill, ChristopherPickles, Eric
Gillan, Mrs CherylPrior, David
Goodlad, Rt Hon Sir AlastairRandall, John
Gorman, Mrs TeresaRedwood, Rt Hon John
Gorrie, DonaldRendel, David
Gray, JamesRobathan, Andrew
Green, DamianRobertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)
Greenway, JohnRoe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Grieve, DominicRoss, William (E Lond'y)
Gummer, Rt Hon JohnRowe, Andrew (Faversham)
Hague, Rt Hon WilliamRuffley, David
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir ArchieRussell, Bob (Colchester)
Hammond, PhilipSt Aubyn, Nick
Harris, Dr EvanSalmond, Alex
Harvey, NickSanders, Adrian
Hawkins, NickSayeed, Jonathan
Hayes, JohnShephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Heald, OliverShepherd, Richard
Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)Smith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns)
Heath, Rt Hon Sir EdwardSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon DavidSoames, Nicholas
Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelSpelman, Mrs Caroline
Horam, JohnSpicer, Sir Michael
Howard, Rt Hon MichaelSpring, Richard
Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)Steen, Anthony
Hunter, AndrewStreeter, Gary
Jack, Rt Hon MichaelSwayne, Desmond
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Swinney, John
Jenkin, BernardSyms, Robert
Johnson Smith,Tapsell, Sir Peter
Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyTaylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Jones, leuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)Taylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Keetch, PaulTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Kennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)Taylor, Sir Teddy
Key, RobertTonge, Dr Jenny
Kirkbride, Miss JulieTredinnick, David
Kirkwood, ArchyTrend, Michael
Laing, Mrs EleanorTyler, Paul
Lait, Mrs JacquiTyrie, Andrew
Lansley, AndrewWallace, James
Leigh, EdwardWalter, Robert
Letwin, OliverWardle, Charles
Lewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)Waterson, Nigel
Lidington, DavidWebb, Steve
Lilley, Rt Hon PeterWells, Bowen
Livsey, RichardWelsh, Andrew
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)Whitney, Sir Raymond
Llwyd, ElfynWhittingdale, John
Loughton, TimWiddecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Wigley, Rt Hon DafyddWoodward, Shaun
Wilkinson, JohnYeo, Tim
Willetts, DavidYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Willis, Phil
Wilshire, DavidTellers for the Noes:
Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)Mr. Tim Collins and
Winterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)Mr. James Cran.

Question accordingly agreed to.