Orders of the Day — 5. Tobacco Products Duty (Rates)

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

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Motion made, and Question put,

That—

(1) For the Table of rates of duty in Schedule 1 to the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 there shall be substituted—

TABLE
1. CigarettesAn amount equal to 22 per cent. of the retail price plus £82.59 per thousand cigarettes.
2. Cigars£122.06 per kilogram.
3. Hand-rolling tobacco£87.74 per kilogram.
4. Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco£53.66 per kilogram.

(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 380, Noes 143.

Division No. 98][10.28 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBeard, Nigel
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Begg, Miss Anne
Alexander, DouglasBell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)
Allan, RichardBenn, Rt Hon Tony
Allen, GrahamBenton, Joe
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Bermingham, Gerald
Armstrong, Ms HilaryBest, Harold
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyBetts, Clive
Atherton, Ms CandyBlears, Ms Hazel
Atkins, CharlotteBlizzard, Bob
Austin, JohnBlunkett, Rt Hon David
Baker, NormanBoateng, Paul
Ballard, JackieBorrow, David
Banks, TonyBradley, Keith (Withington)
Barnes, HarryBradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Barron, KevinBradshaw, Ben
Bayley, HughBrake, Tom
Brand, Dr PeterEagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Breed, ColinEagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)
Brinton, Mrs HelenEfford, Clive
Brown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)Ellman, Mrs Louise
Ennis, Jeff
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Etherington, Bill
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Browne, DesmondFearn, Ronnie
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Field, Rt Hon Frank
Buck, Ms KarenFisher, Mark
Burden, RichardFitzpatrick, Jim
Burgon, ColinFitzsimons, Lorna
Burstow, PaulFlint, Caroline
Butler, Mrs ChristineFollett, Barbara
Cable, Dr VincentFoster, Rt Hon Derek
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Foster, Don (Bath)
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings)
Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife)Foster, Michael J (Worcester)
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Galbraith, Sam
Canavan, DennisGalloway, George
Caplin, IvorGeorge, Andrew (St Ives)
Casale, RogerGerrard, Neil
Caton, MartinGibson, Dr Ian
Cawsey, IanGilroy, Mrs Linda
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Godman, Dr Norman A
Chaytor, DavidGodsiff, Roger
Chidgey, DavidGoggins, Paul
Chisholm, MalcolmGolding, Mrs Llin
Clapham, MichaelGorrie, Donald
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Grocott, Bruce
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Grogan, John
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Clelland, DavidHall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clwyd, AnnHarman, Rt Hon Ms Harriet
Coaker, VernonHarris, Dr Evan
Coffey, Ms AnnHarvey, Nick
Coleman, IainHeal, Mrs Sylvia
Connarty, MichaelHeath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Cook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)Hepburn, Stephen
Cooper, YvetteHeppell, John
Corbett, RobinHesford, Stephen
Corbyn, JeremyHewitt, Ms Patricia
Corston, Ms JeanHill, Keith
Cotter, BrianHinchliffe, David
Cranston, RossHodge, Ms Margaret
Crausby, DavidHoey, Kate
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)Home Robertson, John
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Hoon, Geoffrey
Cummings, JohnHope, Phil
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr Jack (Copeland)Hopkins, Kelvin
Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)Howarth, George (Knowsley N)
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna (Perth)Howells, Dr Kim
Hoyle, Lindsay
Dalyell, TamHughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Darling, Rt Hon AlistairHughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Darvill, KeithHughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Humble, Mrs Joan
Davidson, IanHurst, Alan
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Hutton, John
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Iddon, Dr Brian
Dawson, HiltonIllsley, Eric
Dean, Mrs JanetJackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)
Denham, JohnJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Dismore, AndrewJenkins, Brian
Dobbin, JimJohnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Dobson, Rt Hon FrankJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
Donohoe, Brian H
Doran, FrankJones, Helen (Warrington N)
Dowd, JimJones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)
Drew, DavidJones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)Mullin, Chris
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)Naysmith, Dr Doug
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)Oaten, Mark
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldO'Brien, Bill (Normanton)
Keeble, Ms SallyO'Brien, Mike (N Warks)
Keen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)O'Hara, Eddie
Keen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)Olner, Bill
Keetch, PaulO'Neill, Martin
Kelly, Ms RuthÖpik, Lembit
Kemp, FraserOrgan, Mrs Diana
Kennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)Osborne, Ms Sandra
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)Palmer, Dr Nick
Khabra, Piara SPearson, Ian
Kidney, DavidPickthall, Colin
Kilfoyle, PeterPike, Peter L
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)Plaskitt, James
King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)Pollard, Kerry
Kingham, Ms TessPond, Chris
Kirkwood, ArchyPope, Greg
Kumar, Dr AshokPowell, Sir Raymond
Ladyman, Dr StephenPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Laxton, BobPrentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Leslie, ChristopherPrimarolo, Dawn
Levitt, TomPurchase, Ken
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Quin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce
Linton, MartinQuinn, Lawrie
Livingstone, KenRadice, Giles
Livsey, RichardRammell, Bill
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)Rapson, Syd
Llwyd, ElfynRaynsford, Nick
Lock, DavidReid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)
Love, AndrewRendel, David
McAllion, JohnRobertson, Rt Hon George (Hamilton S)
McAvoy, Thomas
McCabe, SteveRobinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)
McCafferty, Ms ChrisRoche, Mrs Barbara
McDonagh, SiobhainRooker, Jeff
Macdonald, CalumRooney, Terry
McDonnell, JohnRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
McGuire, Mrs AnneRowlands, Ted
Mclsaac, ShonaRoy, Frank
McKenna, Mrs RosemaryRuane, Chris
Mackinlay, AndrewRuddock, Joan
Maclennan, Rt Hon RobertRussell, Bob (Colchester)
McNulty, TonyRussell, Ms Christine (Chester)
MacShane, DenisRyan, Ms Joan
Mactaggart, FionaSalmond, Alex
McWalter, TonySalter, Martin
Mahon, Mrs AliceSanders, Adrian
Mallaber, JudySavidge, Malcolm
Mandelson, Rt Hon PeterSawford, Phil
Marek, Dr JohnSedgemore, Brian
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Sheerman, Barry
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Sheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Shipley, Ms Debra
Marshall-Andrews, RobertShort, Rt Hon Clare
Martlew, EricSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Maxton, JohnSingh, Marsha
Meacher, Rt Hon MichaelSkinner, Dennis
Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Michie, Mrs Ray (Argyll & Bute)Smith, Angela (Basildon)
Milburn, Rt Hon AlanSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Miller, AndrewSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Mitchell, AustinSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Moonie, Dr LewisSmith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns)
Moore, MichaelSnape, Peter
Moran, Ms MargaretSoley, Clive
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)Southworth, Ms Helen
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Spellar, John
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Squire, Ms Rachel
Morley, ElliotStarkey, Dr Phyllis
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Stevenson, George
Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Mountford, KaliStewart, Ian (Eccles)
Mudie, GeorgeStinchcombe, Paul
Stoate, Dr HowardTyler, Paul
Stott, RogerVaz, Keith
Strang, Rt Hon Dr GavinWallace, James
Straw, Rt Hon JackWalley, Ms Joan
Stringer, GrahamWard, Ms Claire
Stuart, Ms GiselaWareing, Robert N
Sutcliffe, GerryWatts, David
Swinney, JohnWebb, Steve
Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)Welsh, Andrew
White, Brian
Taylor, David (NW Leics)Whitehead, Dr Alan
Taylor, Matthew (Truro)Wicks, Malcolm
Temple-Morris, PeterWigley, Rt Hon Dafydd
Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)Wlliams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)Willis, Phil
Timms, StephenWinnick, David
Tipping, PaddyWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Todd, MarkWise, Audrey
Tonge, Dr JennyWoolas, Phil
Touhig, DonWorthington, Tony
Trickett, JonWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Truswell, PaulWyatt, Derek
Turner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Turner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)Tellers for the Ayes:
Twigg, Derek (Halton)Mr. David Hanson and
Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)Mr. David Jamieson.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Greenway, John
Amess, DavidGrieve, Dominic
Ancram, Rt Hon MichaelGummer, Rt Hon John
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon JamesHague, Rt Hon William
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Beggs, RoyHammond, Philip
Bercow, JohnHawkins, Nick
Beresford, Sir PaulHayes, John
Body, Sir RichardHeald, Oliver
Boswell, TimHeath, Rt Hon Sir Edward
Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs VirginiaHeathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterHoram, John
Browning, Mrs AngelaHoward, Rt Hon Michael
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Burns, SimonHunter, Andrew
Butterfill, JohnJack, Rt Hon Michael
Cash, WilliamJackson, Robert (Wantage)
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Jenkin, Bernard
Johnson Smith,
Chope, ChristopherRt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Clappison, JamesKey, Robert
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Kirkbride, Miss Julie
Clark, Dr Michael (Rayleigh)Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyLait, Mrs Jacqui
Cormack, Sir PatrickLansley, Andrew
Cran, JamesLeigh, Edward
Curry, Rt Hon DavidLetwin, Oliver
Davies, Quentin (Grantham)Lewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Davis, Rt Hon David (Haltemprice)Lidington, David
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenLilley, Rt Hon Peter
Duncan, AlanLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Duncan Smith, IainLoughton, Tim
Evans, NigelLuff, Peter
Faber, DavidLyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Fabricant, MichaelMacGregor, Ftt Hon John
Forsythe, CliffordMacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Forth, Rt Hon EricMaclean, Rt Hon David
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanMcLoughlin, Patrick
Fox, Dr LiamMadel, Sir David
Fraser, ChristopherMajor, Rt Hon John
Garnier, EdwardMalins, Humfrey
Gibb, NickMaples, John
Gill, ChristopherMaude, Rt Hon Francis
Gillan, Mrs CherylMawhinney, Rt Hon Sir Brian
Goodlad, Rt Hon Sir AlastairMay, Mrs Theresa
Gorman, Mrs TeresaMoss, Malcolm
Gray, JamesNicholls, Patrick
Green, DamianOttaway, Richard
Page, RichardTapsell, Sir Peter
Paice, JamesTaylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Paterson, OwenTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
Pickles, EricTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Prior, DavidTaylor, Sir Teddy
Randall, JohnTredinnick, David
Redwood, Rt Hon JohnTrend, Michael
Robathan, AndrewTyrie, Andrew
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)Walter, Robert
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)Wardle, Charles
Ross, William (E Lond'y)Waterson, Nigel
Rowe, Andrew (Faversham)Wells, Bowen
St Aubyn, NickWhitney, Sir Raymond
Whittingdale, John
Sayeed, JonathanWiddecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs GillianWilkinson, John
Shepherd, RichardWilletts, David
Smyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)Wilshire, David
Soames, NicholasWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Spelman, Mrs CarolineWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Spicer, Sir MichaelWoodward, Shaun
Spring, RichardYeo, Tim
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir JohnYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Steen, Anthony
Streeter, GaryTellers for the Noes:
Swayne, DesmondMr. Tim Collins and
Syms, RobertMr. Stephen Day.

Question accordingly agreed to.