Orders of the Day — Finance [Money]

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

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Queen's recommendation having been signified

Motion made, and Question put,

That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session relating to finance, it is expedient to authorize—

  1. (a) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of sums required by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue and the Commissioners of Customs and Excise in order to secure that, if the United Kingdom were to move to the third stage of economic and monetary union, they would be able to exercise their functions relating to taxes and duties (including agricultural levies of the European Community);
  2. (b) any increase attributable to any provision of that Act relating to the Debt Management Account in the sums payable out of or into the National Loans Fund or the Consolidated Fund; and
  3. (c) any payments out of or into that Account.

The House divided: Ayes 351, Noes 132.

Division No. 105][11.56 pm
AYES
Abbott, Ms DianeBenton, Joe
Adams, Mrs Irene (Paisley N)Bermingham, Gerald
Alexander, DouglasBest, Harold
Allan, RichardBetts, Clive
Allen, GrahamBlears, Ms Hazel
Anderson, Janet (Rossendale)Blizzard, Bob
Armstrong, Ms HilaryBoateng, Paul
Atherton, Ms CandyBorrow, David
Atkins, CharlotteBradley, Keith (Withington)
Austin, JohnBradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
Baker, NormanBradshaw, Ben
Ballard, JackieBrake, Tom
Banks, TonyBrand, Dr Peter
Barnes, HarryBreed, Colin
Barron, KevinBrown, Rt Hon Gordon (Dunfermline E)
Bayley, Hugh
Beard, NigelBrown, Rt Hon Nick (Newcastle E)
Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs MargaretBrown, Russell (Dumfries)
Begg, Miss AnneBrowne, Desmond
Bell, Stuart (Middlesbrough)Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)
Benn, Rt Hon TonyBuck, Ms Karen
Burden, RichardGalloway, George
Burgon, ColinGeorge, Andrew (St Ives)
Burstow, PaulGerrard, Neil
Butler, Mrs ChristineGibson, Dr Ian
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Gilroy, Mrs Linda
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Godman, Dr Norman A
Campbell, Menzies (NE Fife)Godsiff, Roger
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Goggins, Paul
Canavan, DennisGolding, Mrs Llin
Caplin, IvorGorrie, Donald
Casale, RogerGriffiths, Jane (Reading E)
Caton, MartinGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Chapman, Ben (WirralS)Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Chaytor, DavidGrocott, Bruce
Chisholm, MalcolmGrogan, John
Clapham, MichaelHall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
Clark, Rt Hon Dr David (S Shields)Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
Clark, Dr Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Hanson, David
Harman, Rt Hon Ms Harriet
Clarke, Charles (Norwich S)Harris, Dr Evan
Clarke, Rt Hon Tom (Coatbridge)Heal, Mrs Sylvia
Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)Heath, David (Somerton & Frome)
Clelland, DavidHenderson, Ivan (Harwich)
Coaker, VernonHepburn, Stephen
Coffey, Ms AnnHeppell, John
Coleman, lainHesford, Stephen
Connarty, MichaelHewitt, Ms Patricia
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Hill, Keith
Cook, Rt Hon Robin (Livingston)Hinchliffe, David
Corbett, RobinHodge, Ms Margaret
Corbyn, JeremyHoey, Kate
Corston, Ms JeanHome Robertson, John
Cotter, BrianHoon, Geoffrey
Cranston, RossHope, Phil
Crausby, DavidHopkins, Kelvin
Cryer, Mrs Ann (Keighley)Howarth, Alan (Newport E)
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Howells, Dr Kim
Cummings, JohnHoyle, Lindsay
Cunningham, Jim (Cov'try S)Hughes, Ms Beverley (Stretford)
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna (Perth)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)
Dafis, CynogHumble, Mrs Joan
Dalyell, TarnHurst, Alan
Darling, Rt Hon AlistairHutton, John
Darvill, KeithIddon, Dr Brian
Davey, Edward (Kingston)Illsley, Eric
Davidson, IanJackson, Ms Glenda (Hampstead)
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Jamieson, David
Dawson, HiltonJenkins, Brian
Dean, Mrs JanetJohnson, Alan (Hull W & Hessle)
Denham, JohnJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, JimJones, Ms Jenny (Wolverh'ton SW)
Donohoe, Brian H
Doran, FrankJones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Dowd, JimJones, Dr Lynne (Selly Oak)
Drew, DavidJones, Martyn (Clwyd S)
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethJones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Kaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Keeble, Ms Sally
Efford, CliveKeen, Alan (Feltham & Heston)
Ellman, Mrs LouiseKeen, Ann (Brentford & Isleworth)
Ennis, JeffKeetch, Paul
Etherington, BillKelly, Ms Ruth
Ewing, Mrs MargaretKemp, Fraser
Feam, RonnieKennedy, Charles (Ross Skye)
Field, Rt Hon FrankKhabra, Piara S
Fisher, MarkKidney, David
Fitzpatrick, JimKilfoyle, Peter
Fitzsimons, LornaKing, Andy (Rugby & Kenilworth)
Flint, CarolineKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green)
Follett, BarbaraKingham, Ms Tess
Foster, Rt Hon DerekKirkwood, Archy
Foster, Don (Bath)Kumar, Dr Ashok
Foster, Michael J (Worcester)Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Laxton, BobRadice, Giles
Leslie, ChristopherRammell, Bill
Levitt, TomRapson, Syd
Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Reid, Rt Hon Dr John (Hamilton N)
Linton, MartinRendel, David
Livingstone, KenRobertson, Rt Hon George (Hamilton S)
Livsey, Richard
Lloyd, Tony (Manchester C)Robinson, Geoffrey (Cov'try NW)
Llwyd, ElfynRoche, Mrs Barbara
Lock, DavidRooker, Jeff
Love, AndrewRooney, Terry
McAllion, JohnRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
McAvoy, ThomasRowlands, Ted
McCabe, SteveRoy, Frank
McCafferty, Ms ChrisRuane, Chris
McDonagh, SiobhainRuddock, Joan
McDonnell, JohnRussell, Bob (Colchester)
McGuire, Mrs AnneRussell, Ms Christine (Chester)
Mclsaac, ShonaRyan, Ms Joan
McKenna, Mrs RosemarySalmond, Alex
Mackinlay, AndrewSanders, Adrian
Maclennan, Rt Hon RobertSavidge, Malcolm
McNulty, TonySawford, Phil
Mactaggart, FionaSedgemore, Brian
McWalter, TonySheerman, Barry
Mahon, Mrs AliceSheldon, Rt Hon Robert
Mallaber, JudyShipley, Ms Debra
Mandelson, Rt Hon PeterShort, Rt Hon Clare
Marek, Dr JohnSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Singh, Marsha
Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury)Skinner, Dennis
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Smith, Rt Hon Andrew (Oxford E)
Marshall-Andrews, RobertSmith, Angela (Basildon)
Martlew, EricSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
Maxton, JohnSmith, John (Glamorgan)
Meacher, Rt Hon MichaelSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Michie, Bill (Shefld Heeley)Smith, Sir Robert (WAb'd'ns)
Milbum, Rt Hon AlanSnape, Peter
Miller, AndrewSoley, Clive
Mitchell, AustinSouthworth, Ms Helen
Moonie, Dr LewisSpellar, John
Moore, MichaelSquire, Ms Rachel
Moran, Ms MargaretStarkey, Dr Phyllis
Morgan, Alasdair (Galloway)Stevenson, George
Morgan, Ms Julie (Cardiff N)Stewart, David (Inverness E)
Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff W)Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
Morris, Ms Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Stinchcombe, Paul
Mountford, KaliStoate, Dr Howard
Mudie, GeorgeStott, Roger
Mullin, ChrisStrang, Rt Hon Dr Gavin
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Stringer, Graham
Naysmith, Dr DougStuart, Ms Gisela
Oaten, MarkSutcliffe, Gerry
O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)Swinney, John
O'Brien, Mike (N Warks)Taylor, Rt Hon Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
O'Hara, Eddie
Olner, BillTaylor, David (NWLeics)
O'Neill, MartinTemple-Morris, Peter
Öpik, LembitThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Organ, Mrs DianaThomas, Gareth R (Harrow W)
Osborne, Ms SandraTipping, Paddy
Palmer, Dr NickTodd, Mark
Pearson, IanTonge, Dr Jenny
Pickthall, ColinTouhig, Don
Pike, Peter LTrickett, Jon
Plaskitt, JamesTruswell, Paul
Pollard, KerryTurner, Dr Desmond (Kemptown)
Pond, ChrisTurner, Dr George (NW Norfolk)
Pope, GregTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Powell, Sir RaymondTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Tyler, Paul
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Vaz, Keith
Primarolo, DawnWallace, James
Purchase, KenWalley, Ms Joan
Quin, Rt Hon Ms JoyceWareing, Robert N
Quinn, LawrieWatts, David
Webb, SteveWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
Welsh, AndrewWise, Audrey
White, BrianWoolas, Phil
Whitehead, Dr AlanWorthington, Tony
Wright, Anthony D (Gt Yarmouth)
Wicks, Malcolm
Williams, Alan W (E Carmarthen)Tellers for the Ayes:
Willis, PhilJane Kennedy and
Winnick, DavidMr. Robert Ainsworth.
NOES
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Goodlad, Rt Hon Sir Alastair
Amess, DavidGorman, Mrs Teresa
Arbuthnot, Rt Hon JamesGray, James
Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Green, Damian
Beggs, RoyGreenway, John
Bercow, JohnGrieve, Dominic
Beresford, Sir PaulGummer, Rt Hon John
Boswell, TimHague, Rt Hon William
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterHamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archie
Browning, Mrs AngelaHammond, Philip
Bruce, Ian (S Dorset)Hawkins, Nick
Burns, SimonHayes, John
Butterfill, JohnHeald, Oliver
Cash, WilliamHeathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Horam, John
Howard, Rt Hon Michael
Chope, ChristopherHowarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
Clappison, JamesHunter, Andrew
Clark, Rt Hon Alan (Kensington)Jackson, Robert (Wantage)
Clifton-Brown, GeoffreyJenkin, Bernard
Cormack, Sir PatrickKey, Robert
Cran, JamesKirkbride, Miss Julie
Curry, Rt Hon DavidLaing, Mrs Eleanor
Davies, Quentin (Grantham)Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Day, StephenLansley, Andrew
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenLeigh, Edward
Duncan, AlanLetwin, Oliver
Duncan Smith, lainLewis, Dr Julian (New Forest E)
Evans, NigelLidington, David
Faber, DavidLilley, Rt Hon Peter
Fabricant, MichaelLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Fallon, MichaelLoughton, Tim
Forth, Rt Hon EricLuff, Peter
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanLyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Fox, Dr LiamMacGregor, Rt Hon John
Fraser, ChristopherMacKay, Rt Hon Andrew
Garnier, EdwardMaclean, Rt Hon David
Gibb, NickMcLoughlin, Patrick
Gill, ChristopherMadel, Sir David
Gillan, Mrs CherylMaples, John
Maude, Rt Hon FrancisStreeter, Gary
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Sir BrianSwayne, Desmond
May, Mrs TheresaSyms, Robert
Moss, MalcolmTapsell, Sir Peter
Nicholls, PatrickTaylor, Ian (Esher & Walton)
Ottaway, RichardTaylor, Rt Hon John D (Strangford)
Page, RichardTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Paice, JamesTaylor, Sir Teddy
Paterson, OwenTredinnick, David
Pickles, EricTrend, Michael
Prior, DavidTyrie, Andrew
Randall, JohnWardle, Charles
Waterson, Nigel
Redwood, Rt Hon John
Wells, Bowen
Robathan, Andrew
Whitney, Sir Raymond
Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)
Whittingdale, John
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss Ann
Ross, William (E Lond'y)
Wilkinson, John
Rowe, Andrew (Faversham)Willetts, David
Ruffley, DavidWilshire, David
St Aubyn, NickWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Sayeed, JonathanWinterton, Nicholas (Macclesfield)
Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs GillianWoodward, Shaun
Shepherd, RichardYeo, Tim
Soames, NicholasYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Spicer, Sir Michael
Spring, RichardTellers for the Noes:
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir JohnMrs. Caroline Spelman and
Steen, AnthonyMr. Tim Collins.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in upon the foregoing resolutions: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Secretary Straw, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Mr. Secretary Dobson, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Byers, Mr. Alan Milburn, Dawn Primarolo, Mrs. Barbara Roche and Ms Patricia Hewitt do prepare and bring it in.