Orders of the Day — 3. Hydrocarbon Oil Duties (Rates and Rebates)

– 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 6(1A) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979—
    1. (a) in paragraph (a), for "£0.4926" there shall be substituted "£0.5288";
    2. (b) in paragraph (b), for "£0.4299" there shall be substituted "£0.4721"; and
    3. (c) in paragraph (c), for "£0.4499" there shall be substituted "£0.5021".
  2. (2) In section 8(3) of that Act, for "£0.2113" there shall be substituted "£0.1500".
  3. (3) In section 11(1) of that Act—
    1. (a) in paragraph (a), for "£0.0218" there shall be substituted "£0.0265"; and
    2. (b) in each of paragraphs (b) and (ba), for "£0.0282" there shall be substituted "£0.0303".
  4. (4) In section 13A(1A) of that Act—
    1. (a) in paragraph (a), for "£0.0050" there shall be substituted "£0.0055"; and
    2. (b) in paragraph (b), for "£0.0527" there shall be substituted "£0.0567".
  5. (5) In section 14(1) of that Act, for "£0.0218" there shall be substituted "£0.0265".
  6. (6) 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 329, Noes 196.

Division No. 97][10.14 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBlunkett, Rt Hon David
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Boateng, Paul
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Borrow, David
Alexander, DouglasBradley, Keith (Withington)
Allen, GrahamBradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Bradshaw, Ben
Armstrong, Ms HilaryBrinton, Mrs Helen
Atherton, Ms CandyBrown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)
Atkins, Charlotte
Austin, JohnBrown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)
Banks, TonyBrown, Russell (Dumfries)
Barnes, HarryBrowne, Desmond
Barron, KevinBuck, Ms Karen
Bayley, HughBurden, Richard
Beard, NigelBurgon, Colin
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretButler, Mrs Christine
Begg, Miss AnneCampbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
Benn, Rt Hon TonyCampbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
Benton, JoeCaplin, Ivor
Bermingham, GeraldCasale, Roger
Best, HaroldCaton, Martin
Betts, CliveCawsey, Ian
Blair, Rt Hon TonyChapman, Ben (Wirral S)
Blears, Ms HazelChaytor, David
Blizzard, BobChisholm, Malcolm
Clapham, MichaelHeal, Mrs Sylvia
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Hepburn, Stephen
Heppell, John
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Hesford, Stephen
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Hewitt, Ms Patricia
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Hill, Keith
Clelland, DavidHinchliffe, David
Clwyd, AnnHodge, Ms Margaret
Coaker, VernonHoey, Kate
Coffey, Ms AnnHome Robertson, John
Coleman, IainHoon, Geoffrey
Connarty, MichaelHope, Phil
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Hopkins, Kelvin
Cook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Cooper, YvetteHowarth, George (Knowsley N)
Corbett, RobinHowells, Dr Kim
Corbyn, JeremyHoyle, Lindsay
Corston, Ms JeanHughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Cranston, RossHughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Crausby, DavidHumble, Mrs Joan
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)Hurst, Alan
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Hutton, John
Cummings, JohnIddon, Dr Brian
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, Helen (Warrington N)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Dawson, Hilton
Dean, Mrs JanetJones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Denham, JohnJones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Dismore, AndrewJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Dobbin, JimKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Dobson, Rt Hon FrankKeeble, Ms Sally
Donohoe, Brian HKeen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Doran, FrankKeen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)
Dowd, JimKelly, Ms Ruth
Drew, DavidKemp, Fraser
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethKennedy, Jane (Wavertree)
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Khabra, Piara S
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Kidney, David
Efford, CliveKilfoyle, Peter
Ellman, Mrs LouiseKing, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Ennis, JeffKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Etherington, BillKingham, Ms Tess
Field, Rt Hon FrankKumar, Dr Ashok
Fisher, MarkLadyman, Dr Stephen
Fitzpatrick, JimLaxton, Bob
Fitzsimons, LornaLeslie, Christopher
Flint, CarolineLevitt, Tom
Follett, BarbaraLewis, Terry (Worsley)
Foster, Rt Hon DerekLinton, Martin
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)Livingstone, Ken
Foster, Michael J (Worcester)Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Galbraith, SamLock, David
Galloway, GeorgeLove, Andrew
Gerrard, NeilMcAllion, John
Gibson, Dr IanMcAvoy, Thomas
Gilroy, Mrs LindaMcCabe, Steve
Godman, Dr Norman AMcCafferty, Ms Chris
Godsiff, RogerMcDonagh, Siobhain
Goggins, PaulMacdonald, Calum
Golding, Mrs LlinMcDonnell, John
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)McGuire, Mrs Anne
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)McIsaac, Shona
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)McKenna, Mrs Rosemary
Grocott, BruceMackinlay, Andrew
Grogan, JohnMcNulty, Tony
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)MacShane, Denis
Hall, Patrick (Bedford)Mactaggart, Fiona
Harman, Fit Hon Ms HarrietMcWalter, Tony
Mahon, Mrs AliceSavidge, Malcolm
Mallaber, JudySawford, Phil
Mandelson, Rt Hon PeterSedgemore, Brian
Marek, Dr JohnSheerman, Barry
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Shipley, Ms Debra
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Short, Rt Hon Clare
Marshall-Andrews, RobertSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Martlew, EricSingh, Marsha
Maxton, JohnSkinner, Dennis
Meacher, Rt Hon MichaelSmith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Milburn, Rt Hon AlanSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Miller, AndrewSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Mitchell, AustinSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Moonie, Dr LewisSnape, Peter
Moran, Ms MargaretSoley, Clive
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Southworth, Ms Helen
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Spellar, John
Morley, ElliotSquire, Ms Rachel
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)Stevenson, George
Mountford, KaliStewart, David (Inverness E)
Mudie, GeorgeStewart, Ian (Eccles)
Mullin, ChrisStinchcombe, Paul
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Stoate, Dr Howard
Naysmith, Dr DougStott, Roger
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)Strang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)Straw, Rt Hon Jack
O'Hara, EddieStringer, Graham
Olner, BillStuart, Ms Gisela
O'Neill, MartinSutcliffe, Gerry
Organ, Mrs DianaTaylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Osborne, Ms Sandra
Palmer, Dr NickTaylor, David (NW Leics)
Pearson, IanTemple-Morris, Peter
Pickthall, ColinThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Pike, Peter LThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Plaskitt, JamesTimms, Stephen
Pollard, KerryTipping, Paddy
Pond, ChrisTodd, Mark
Pope, GregTouhig, Don
Powell, Sir RaymondTrickett, Jon
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Truswell, Paul
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Primarolo, DawnTurner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Purchase, KenTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Quin, Rt Hon Ms JoyceTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Quinn, LawrieVaz, Keith
Radice, GilesWalley, Ms Joan
Rammell, BillWard, Ms Claire
Rapson, SydWareing, Robert N
Raynsford, NickWatts, David
Reid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)White, Brian
Robertson, Rt Hon George (Hamilton S)Whitehead, Dr Alan
Wicks, Malcolm
Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Roche, Mrs BarbaraWinnick, David
Rooker, JeffWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Rooney, TerryWise, Audrey
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)Woolas, Phil
Rowlands, TedWorthington, Tony
Roy, FrankWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Ruane, ChrisWyatt, Derek
Ruddock, Joan
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)Tellers for the Ayes:
Ryan, Ms JoanMr. David Hanson and
Salter, MartinMr. David Jamieson.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)
Allan, RichardBallard, Jackie
Amess, DavidBeggs, Roy
Ancram, Rt Hon MichaelBercow, John
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon JamesBeresford, Sir Paul
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyBody, Sir Richard
Boswell, TimHunter, Andrew
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaJack, Rt Hon Michael
Brake, TomJackson, Robert (Wantage)
Brand, Dr PeterJenkin, Bernard
Breed, ColinJohnson Smith,
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterRt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Browning, Mrs AngelaJones, leuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Keetch, Paul
Burns, SimonKennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)
Burstow, PaulKey, Robert
Butterfill, JohnKirkbride, Miss Julie
Cable, Dr VincentKirkwood, Archy
Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife)Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Cash, WilliamLait, Mrs Jacqui
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Lansley, Andrew
Leigh, Edward
Chidgey, DavidLetwin, Oliver
Chope, ChristopherLewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Clappison, JamesLidington, David
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)Livsey, Richard
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Cormack, Sir PatrickLlwyd, Elfyn
Cotter, BrianLoughton, Tim
Cran, JamesLuff, 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
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenMadel, Sir David
Duncan, AlanMajor, Rt Hon John
Duncan Smith, IainMalins, Humfrey
Evans, NigelMaples, John
Ewing, Mrs MargaretMaude, Rt Hon Francis
Faber, DavidMawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Fabricant, MichaelMay, Mrs Theresa
Fallon, MichaelMichie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)
Fearn, RonnieMoore, Michael
Forsythe, CliffordMorgan, Alasdair (Galloway)
Forth, Rt Hon EricMoss, Malcolm
Foster, Don (Bath)Nicholls, Patrick
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanOaten, 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 (Southward N)Steen, Anthony
Streeter, GaryWebb, Steve
Swayne, DesmondWells, Bowen
Swinney, JohnWelsh, Andrew
Syms, RobertWhitney, Sir Raymond
Tapsell, Sir PeterWhittlngdale, John
Taylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Taylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)Wigley, Rt Hon Dafydd
Taylor, John M (Solihull)Wilkinson, John
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)Willetts, David
Taylor, Sir TeddyWillis, Phil
Wilshire, David
Tonge, Dr JennyWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Tredinnick, DavidWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Trend, MichaelWoodward, Shaun
Tyler, PaulYeo, Tim
Tyrie, AndrewYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Wallace, James
Walter, RobertTellers for the Noes:
Wardle, CharlesMr. Tim Collins and
Waterson, NigelMr. Stephen Day.

Question accordingly agreed to.