Orders of the Day — 43. Stamp Duty (Conveyances and Transfers on Sale)

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

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Motion made, and Question put,

That the following provisions shall have effect for the period beginning with 16th March 1999 and ending 31 days after the earliest of the dates mentioned in section 50(2) of the Finance Act 1973—

(1) Section 55 of the Finance Act 1963 and section 4 of the Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 shall each be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) below.

(2) In subsection (1)(d), for "£2" there shall be substituted "£2.50p".

(3) In subsection (1)(e), for "£3" there shall be substituted "£3.50p".

(4) This Resolution applies to instruments executed on or after 16th March 1999, except where the instrument in question is executed in pursuance of a contract made on or before 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 section 50 of the Finance Act 1973.

The House divided: Ayes 365, Noes 137.

Division No. 102][11.20 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeCoaker, Vernon
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Coffey, Ms Ann
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)Coleman, Iain
Alexander, DouglasConnarty, Michael
Allan, RichardCook, Frank (Stockton N)
Allen, GrahamCook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Cooper, Yvette
Armstrong, Ms HilaryCorbett, Robin
Atherton, Ms CandyCorbyn, Jeremy
Atkins, CharlotteCorston, Ms Jean
Austin, JohnCotter, Brian
Baker, NormanCranston, Ross
Ballard, JackieCrausby, David
Banks, TonyCryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)
Barnes, HarryCryer, John (Hornchurch)
Barron, KevinCummings, John
Bayley, HughCunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)
Beard, NigelCunningham, Ms Roseanna (Perth)
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret
Begg, Miss AnneDalyell, Tam
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Darling, Rt Hon Alistair
Benn, Rt Hon TonyDarvill, Keith
Benton, JoeDavey, Edward (Kingston)
Bermingham, GeraldDavidson, Ian
Best, HaroldDavies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Betts, CliveDavies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Blears, Ms HazelDawson, Hilton
Blizzard, BobDean, Mrs Janet
Boateng, PaulDenham, John
Borrow, DavidDismore, Andrew
Bradley, Keith (Withington)Dobbin, Jim
Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Dobson, Rt Hon Frank
Bradshaw, BenDonohoe, Brian H
Brake, TomDoran, Frank
Brand, Dr PeterDowd, Jim
Breed, ColinDrew, David
Brown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)
Brown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)Eagle, Maria (L 'pool Garston)
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)Efford, Clive
Browne, DesmondEllman, Mrs Louise
Buck, Ms KarenEnnis, Jeff
Burden, RichardEtherington, Bill
Burgon, ColinEwing, Mrs Margaret
Burstow, PaulFearn, Ronnie
Butler, Mrs ChristineField, Rt Hon Frank
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Fisher, Mark
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Fitzpatrick, Jim
Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife)Fitzsimons, Lorna
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Flint, Caroline
Canavan, DennisFollett, Barbara
Caplin, IvorFoster, Rt Hon Derek
Casale, RogerFoster, Don (Bath)
Caton, MartinFoster, Michael J (Worcester)
Cawsey, IanGalbraith, Sam
Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Galloway, George
Chaytor, DavidGeorge, Andrew (St Ives)
Chidgey, DavidGerrard, Neil
Chisholm, MalcolmGibson, Dr Ian
Clapham, MichaelGilroy, Mrs Linda
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Godman, Dr Norman A
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Godsiff, Roger
Goggins, Paul
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Golding, Mrs Llin
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Gorrie, Donald
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Clelland, DavidGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)McAllion, John
Grocott, BruceMcAvoy, Thomas
Grogan, JohnMcCabe, Steve
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)McCafferty, Ms Chris
Hall, Patrick (Bedford)McDonagh, Siobhain
Hanson, DavidMcDonnell, John
Harman, Rt Hon Ms HarrietMcGuire, Mrs Anne
Harris, Dr EvanMcIsaac, Shona
Harvey, NickMcKenna, Mrs Rosemary
Heal, Mrs SylviaMackinlay, Andrew
Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)Maclennan, Rt Hon Robert
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)McNulty, Tony
Hepburn, StephenMactaggart, Fiona
Hesford, StephenMcWalter, Tony
Hewitt, Ms PatriciaMahon, Mrs Alice
Hinchliffe, DavidMallaber, Judy
Hodge, Ms MargaretMandelson, Rt Hon Peter
Hoey, KateMarek, Dr John
Home Robertson, JohnMarsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Hoon, GeoffreyMarsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)
Hope, PhilMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Hopkins, KelvinMarshall-Andrews, Robert
Howarth, Alan (Newport E)Martlew, Eric
Howells, Dr KimMaxton, John
Hoyle, LindsayMeacher, Rt Hon Michael
Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)Michie, Bill (Shef'ld Heeley)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)Milburn, Rt Hon Alan
Humble, Mrs JoanMiller, Andrew
Hurst, AlanMitchell, Austin
Hutton, JohnMoonie, Dr Lewis
Iddon, Dr BrianMoore, Michael
Illsley, EricMoran, Ms Margaret
Jackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)
Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)
Jamieson, DavidMorgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)
Jenkins, BrianMorley, Elliot
Johnson, Alan (Hull W& Hessle)Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)
Mountford, Kali
Jones, Helen (Warrington N)Mudie, George
Jones, leuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)Mullin, Chris
Jones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)Oaten, Mark
Jones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd S)O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)O'Hara, Eddie
Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldOlner, Bill
Keeble, Ms SallyO'Neill, Martin
Keen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)Öpik, Lembit
Keen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)Organ, Mrs Diana
Keetch, PaulOsborne, Ms Sandra
Kelly, Ms RuthPalmer, Dr Nick
Kemp, FraserPearson, Ian
Kennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)Pickthall, Colin
Kennedy, Jane (Wavertree)Pike, Peter L
Khabra, Piara SPlaskitt, James
Kidney, DavidPollard, Kerry
Kilfoyle, PeterPond, Chris
King, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)Pope, Greg
King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)Powell, Sir Raymond
Kingham, Ms TessPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
Kirkwood, ArchyPrentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Kumar, Dr AshokPrimarolo, Dawn
Ladyman, Dr StephenPurchase, Ken
Laxton, BobQuin, Rt Hon Ms Joyce
Leslie, ChristopherQuinn, Lawrie
Levitt, TomRadice, Giles
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Rammell, Bill
Linton, MartinRapson, Syd
Livingstone, KenRaynsford, Nick
Livsey, RichardReid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)Rendel, David
Llwyd, ElfynRobertson, Rt Hon George (Hamilton S)
Lock, David
Love, AndrewRobinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)
Roche, Mrs BarbaraStuart, Ms Gisela
Rooker, JeffSutcliffe, Gerry
Rooney, TerrySwinney, John
Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Rowlands, Ted
Roy, FrankTaylor, David (NW Leics)
Ruane, ChrisTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Ruddock, JoanTemple-Morris, Peter
Russell, Bob (Colchester)Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Russell, Ms Christine (Chester)Thomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Ryan, Ms JoanTimms, Stephen
Salmond, AlexTipping, Paddy
Salter, MartinTodd, Mark
Sanders, AdrianTonge, Dr Jenny
Savidge, MalcolmTouhig, Don
Sawford, PhilTrickett, Jon
Sedgemore, BrianTruswell, Paul
Sheerman, BarryTurner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Sheldon, Rt Hon RobertTurner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Shipley, Ms DebraTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Short, Rt Hon ClareTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)Tyler, Paul
Singh, MarshaVaz, Keith
Skinner, DennisWallace, James
Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)Walley, Ms Joan
Smith, Angela (Basildon)Ward, Ms Claire
Smith, Jacqui (Redditch)Wareing, Robert N
Smith, John (Glamorgan)Watts, David
Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)Webb, Steve
Smith, Sir Robert (WAb'd'ns)Welsh, Andrew
Snape, PeterWhite, Brian
Soley, CliveWhitehead, Dr Alan
Southworth, Ms HelenWicks, Malcolm
Spellar, JohnWigley, Rt Hon Dafydd
Squire, Ms RachelWilliams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)
Starkey, Dr PhyllisWillis, Phil
Stevenson, GeorgeWinnick, David
Stewart, David (Inverness E)Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Stewart, Ian (Eccles)Wise, Audrey
Stinchcombe, PaulWoolas, Phil
Stoate, Dr HowardWright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Stott, Roger
Strang, Rt Hon Dr GavinTellers for the Ayes:
Straw, Rt Hon JackMr. Kevin Hughes and
Stringer, GrahamMr. Keith Hill.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Duncan Smith, Iain
Amess, DavidEvans, Nigel
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon JamesFaber, David
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Fabricant, Michael
Beggs, RoyFallon, Michael
Bercow, JohnForsythe, Clifford
Beresford, Sir PaulForth, Rt Hon Eric
Body, Sir RichardFowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Boswell, TimFox, Dr Liam
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterFraser, Christopher
Browning, Mrs AngelaGarnier, Edward
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Gibb, Nick
Burns, SimonGill, Christopher
Butterfill, JohnGillan, Mrs Cheryl
Cash, WilliamGoodlad, Rt Hon Sir Alastair
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Gray, James
Chope, ChristopherGreen, Damian
Clappison, JamesGreenway, John
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Grieve, Dominic
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyGummer, Rt Hon John
Collins, TimHague, Rt Hon William
Cormack, Sir PatrickHamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Cran, JamesHammond, Philip
Curry, Rt Hon DavidHawkins, Nick
Davies, Quentin (Grantham)Hayes, John
Day, StephenHeald, Oliver
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenHeathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Duncan, AlanHoram, John
Howard, Rt Hon MichaelRowe, Andrew (Faversham)
Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)Ruffley, David
Hunter, AndrewSt Aubyn, Nick
Jack, Rt Hon MichaelSayeed, Jonathan
Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Jenkin, BernardShepherd, Richard
Key, RobertSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
Kirkbride, Miss JulieSoames, Nicholas
Lait, Mrs JacquiSpelman, Mrs Caroline
Lansley, AndrewSpicer, Sir Michael
Leigh, EdwardSpring, Richard
Letwin, OliverStanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Lewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)Steen, Anthony
Lidington, DavidStreeter, Gary
Lilley, Rt Hon PeterSwayne, Desmond
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)Syms, Robert
Loughton, TimTapsell, Sir Peter
Luff, PeterTaylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir NicholasTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
MacGregor, Rt Hon JohnTaylor, John M (Solihull)
MacKay, Rt Hon AndrewTaylor, Sir Teddy
Maclean, Rt Hon DavidTredinnick, David
McLoughlin, PatrickTrend, Michael
Major, Rt Hon JohnTyrie, Andrew
Maples, JohnWardle, Charles
Maude, Rt Hon FrancisWaterson, Nigel
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir BrianWells, Bowen
May, Mrs TheresaWhitney, Sir Raymond
Moss, MalcolmWhittingdale, John
Nicholls, PatrickWiddecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Ottaway, RichardWilkinson, John
Page, RichardWilletts, David
Paice, JamesWilshire, David
Paterson, OwenWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Pickles, EricWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Prior, DavidWoodward, Shaun
Randall, JohnYeo, Tim
Redwood, Rt Hon JohnYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Robathan, Andrew
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)Tellers for the Noes:
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)Mrs. Eleanor Laing and
Ross, William (E Lond'y)Sir David Madel.

Question accordingly agreed to.