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6 Hydrocarbon Oil

Volume 130: debated on Monday 21 March 1988

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Question put,

That, as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 15th March 1988—
  • (1) The rates of duty specified in section 6(1) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 shall be increased—
  • (a) in the case of light oil, from £0·1938 to £0·2044 a litre; and
  • (b) in the case of heavy oil, from £0·1639 to £0·1729 a litre.
  • (2) The rate of rebate of duty specified in section 13A of that Act (rebate on unleaded petrol) shall be increased from £0·0096 to £0·0202 a litre.
  • 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.—[Mr. Lawson.]

    The House divided: Ayes 339, Noes 33.

    Division No. 217]

    [10 pm

    AYES

    Adley, RobertBottomley, Mrs Virginia
    Aitken, JonathanBowden, A (Brighton K'pto'n)
    Alexander, RichardBowden, Gerald (Dulwich)
    Alison, Rt Hon MichaelBowis, John
    Allason, RupertBoyson, Rt Hon Dr Sir Rhodes
    Amess, DavidBraine, Rt Hon Sir Bernard
    Amos, AlanBrandon-Bravo, Martin
    Arbuthnot, JamesBrazier, Julian
    Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Bright, Graham
    Arnold, Tom (Hazel Grove)Brittan, Rt Hon Leon
    Ashby, DavidBrooke, Rt Hon Peter
    Aspinwall, JackBrown, Michael (Brigg & Cl't's)
    Atkins, RobertBrowne, John (Winchester)
    Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Valley)Bruce, Ian (Dorset South)
    Baker, Nicholas (Dorset N)Buchanan-Smith, Rt Hon Alick
    Baldry, TonyBuck, Sir Antony
    Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Budgen, Nicholas
    Barnes, Mrs Rosie (Greenwich)Burns, Simon
    Batiste, SpencerBurt, Alistair
    Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyButcher, John
    Bellingham, HenryButler, Chris
    Bendall, VivianButterfill, John
    Bennett, Nicholas (Pembroke)Carlisle, John, (Luton N)
    Benyon, W.Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)
    Bevan, David GilroyCarrington, Matthew
    Biffen, Rt Hon JohnCarttiss, Michael
    Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnCartwright, John
    Blackburn, Dr John G.Cash, William
    Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterChannon, Rt Hon Paul
    Bonsor, Sir NicholasChapman, Sydney
    Bottomley, PeterChope, Christopher

    Churchill, MrHicks, Mrs Maureen (Wolv' NE)
    Clark, Hon Alan (Plym'th S'n)Higgins, Rt Hon Terence L.
    Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Hind, Kenneth
    Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Hogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)
    Clarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)Holt, Richard
    Colvin, MichaelHordern, Sir Peter
    Conway, DerekHoward, Michael
    Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F'rest)Howarth, Alan (Strat'd-on-A)
    Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Howarth, G. (Cannock & B'wd)
    Cope, JohnHowell, Ralph (North Norfolk)
    Cormack, PatrickHughes, Robert G. (Harrow W)
    Cran, JamesHunt, David (Wirral W)
    Critchley, JulianHunt, John (Ravensbourne)
    Currie, Mrs EdwinaHunter, Andrew
    Davies, Q. (Stamf'd & Spald'g)Hurd, Rt Hon Douglas
    Davis, David (Boothferry)Irvine, Michael
    Day, StephenIrving, Charles
    Devlin, TimJack, Michael
    Dickens, GeoffreyJackson, Robert
    Dorrell, StephenJanman, Tim
    Douglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesJessel, Toby
    Dover, DenJohnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
    Dunn, BobJones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)
    Durant, TonyJones, Robert B (Herts W}
    Eggar, TimJopling, Rt Hon Michael
    Emery, Sir PeterKellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
    Evans, David (Welwyn Hatf'd)King, Roger (B'ham N'thfield)
    Evennett, DavidKirkhope, Timothy
    Fairbairn, NicholasKnapman, Roger
    Fallon, MichaelKnight, Greg (Derby North)
    Farr, Sir JohnKnight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston)
    Favell, TonyKnowles, Michael
    Fenner, Dame PeggyKnox, David
    Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)Lamont, Rt Hon Norman
    Fookes, Miss JanetLang, Ian
    Forman, NigelLatham, Michael
    Forsyth, Michael (Stirling)Lawrence, Ivan
    Forth, EricLawson, Rt Hon Nigel
    Fowler, Rt Hon NormanLee, John (Pendle)
    Franks, CecilLeigh, Edward (Gainsbor'gh)
    Freeman, RogerLennox-Boyd, Hon Mark
    French, DouglasLester, Jim (Broxtowe)
    Fry, PeterLightbown, David
    Gale, RogerLilley, Peter
    Gardiner, GeorgeLloyd, Sir Ian (Havant)
    Gill, ChristopherLloyd, Peter (Fareham)
    Gilmour, Rt Hon Sir IanLord, Michael
    Glyn, Dr AlanLuce, Rt Hon Richard
    Goodhart, Sir PhilipLyell, Sir Nicholas
    Goodlad, AlastairMcCrindle, Robert
    Goodson-Wickes, Dr CharlesMacfarlane, Sir Neil
    Gorman, Mrs TeresaMacGregor, Rt Hon John
    Gorst, JohnMacKay, Andrew (E Berkshire)
    Gow, IanMaclean, David
    Gower, Sir RaymondMcLoughlin, Patrick
    Grant, Sir Anthony (CambsSW)McNair-Wilson, M. (Newbury)
    Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)McNair-Wilson, P. (New Forest)
    Greenway, John (Ryedale)Madel, David
    Gregory, ConalMajor, Rt Hon John
    Griffiths, Sir Eldon (Bury St E')Malins, Humfrey
    Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)Mans, Keith
    Grist, IanMaples, John
    Ground, PatrickMarland, Paul
    Grylls, MichaelMarshall, John (Hendon S)
    Hamilton, Hon Archie (Epsom)Marshall, Michael (Arundel)
    Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Martin, David (Portsmouth S)
    Hampson, Dr KeithMates, Michael
    Hanley, JeremyMaude, Hon Francis
    Hannam, JohnMaxwell-Hyslop, Robin
    Hargreaves, A. (B'ham H'll Gr')Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir Patrick
    Hargreaves, Ken (Hyndburn)Mellor, David
    Harris, DavidMeyer, Sir Anthony
    Hawkins, ChristopherMiller, Hal
    Hayes, JerryMills, Iain
    Hayhoe, Rt Hon Sir BarneyMiscampbell, Norman
    Hayward, RobertMitchell, Andrew (Gedling)
    Heath, Rt Hon EdwardMitchell, David (Hants NW)
    Heathcoat-Amory, DavidMoate, Roger
    Heddle, JohnMonro, Sir Hector
    Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelMontgomery, Sir Fergus

    Moore, Rt Hon JohnSpeed, Keith
    Morris, M (N'hampton S)Speller, Tony
    Morrison, Hon Sir CharlesSpicer, Sir Jim (Dorset W)
    Moss, MalcolmSpicer, Michael (S Worcs)
    Moynihan, Hon ColinSquire, Robin
    Neale, GerrardStanbrook, Ivor
    Needham, RichardSteen, Anthony
    Nelson, AnthonyStern, Michael
    Neubert, MichaelStevens, Lewis
    Newton, Rt Hon TonyStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
    Nicholson, David (Taunton)Stewart, Andy (Sherwood)
    Nicholson, Emma (Devon West)Stewart, Ian (Hertfordshire N)
    Onslow, Rt Hon CranleyStokes, John
    Oppenheim, PhillipStradling Thomas, Sir John
    Owen, Rt Hon Dr DavidSumberg, David
    Page, RichardTapsell, Sir Peter
    Paice, JamesTaylor, Ian (Esher)
    Parkinson, Rt Hon CecilTaylor, John M (Solihull)
    Patnick, IrvineTebbit, Rt Hon Norman
    Patten, John (Oxford W)Temple-Morris, Peter
    Pattie, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyThatcher, Rt Hon Margaret
    Pawsey, JamesThompson, D. (Calder Valley)
    Peacock, Mrs ElizabethThompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
    Porter, Barry (Wirral S)Thorne, Neil
    Porter, David (Waveney)Thornton, Malcolm
    Portillo, MichaelThurnham, Peter
    Powell, William (Corby)Townend, John (Bridlington)
    Price, Sir DavidTownsend, Cyril D. (B'heath)
    Raffan, KeithTracey, Richard
    Raison, Rt Hon TimothyTredinnick, David
    Rathbone, TimTrippier, David
    Redwood, JohnTrotter, Neville
    Renton, TimTwinn, Dr Ian
    Rhodes James, RobertVaughan, Sir Gerard
    Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonWaddington, Rt Hon David
    Riddick, GrahamWakeham, Rt Hon John
    Ridley, Rt Hon NicholasWaldegrave, Hon William
    Ridsdale, Sir JulianWalden, George
    Roberts, Wyn (Conwy)Walker, Bill (T'side North)
    Roe, Mrs MarionWalker, Rt Hon P. (W'cester)
    Rossi, Sir HughWaller, Gary
    Rost, PeterWalters, Dennis
    Rowe, AndrewWard, John
    Rumbold, Mrs AngelaWardle, Charles (Bexhill)
    Ryder, RichardWarren, Kenneth
    Sackville, Hon TomWatts, John
    Sainsbury, Hon TimWheeler, John
    Sayeed, JonathanWhitney, Ray
    Scott, NicholasWiddecombe, Ann
    Shaw, David (Dover)Wilkinson, John
    Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)Wilshire, David
    Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')Wolfson, Mark
    Shelton, William (Streatham)Wood, Timothy
    Shephard, Mrs G. (Norfolk SW)Woodcock, Mike
    Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)Yeo, Tim
    Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)Young, Sir George (Acton)
    Shersby, Michael
    Sims, RogerTellers for the Ayes:
    Skeet, Sir TrevorMr. Robert Boscawen and
    Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)Mr. Tristan Garel-Jones.
    Soames, Hon Nicholas

    NOES

    Alton, DavidKirkwood, Archy
    Ashdown, PaddyLivsey, Richard
    Beggs, RoyMcGrady, Eddie
    Beith, A. J.Maginnis, Ken
    Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Michie, Mrs Ray (Arg'l & Bute)
    Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Molyneaux, Rt Hon James
    Canavan, DennisNellist, Dave
    Carlile, Alex (Mont'g)Ross, William (Londonderry E)
    Fearn, RonaldSkinner, Dennis
    Forsythe, Clifford (Antrim S)Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
    Gordon, MildredSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
    Howells, GeraintSteel, Rt Hon David
    Hughes, Simon (Southwark)Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
    Jones, Ieuan (Ynys Môn)Thomas, Dr Dafydd Elis
    Kennedy, CharlesWalker, A. Cecil (Belfast N)
    Kilfedder, JamesWall, Pat

    Welsh, Andrew (Angus E)Mr. Dafydd Wigley and
    Mrs. Margaret Ewing.
    Tellers for the Noes:

    Question accordingly agreed to.

    May I have the leave of the House to put motions 7 to 10 together? There does not appear to be any objection to that being done.